Generous Floral and Fruit: Double Canyon Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet

2012 Double Canyon Horse Haven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington

Planted in 2007, Horse Heaven Hills is a 90 acre lot planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Malbec Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. 

Horse Heaven Hills is a sub-appellation AVA  in Columbia Valley, Washington, an AVA that was created in 2005.  The Double Canyon Vineyard site was selected that same year. This property is another fine winery in the Crimson Wine Group. They have a vast stable of high quality wineries and they seem to be acquiring more.

The 2012 Double Canyon Horse Haven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon is a good example of the quality of wines Horse Heaven Hills is capable of producing. Easily likeable for its generous floral and fruit aromas while the coffee, currant and cassis flavors softly coat the palate impressing anyone who enjoys a well-made medium aged Washington state Cabernet Sauvignon. Pair this one with robust but not complex cuisine so the wine shines and the food is a supporting character.

Rating: Excellent (91) | $65 | 14.5 % ABV

Double Canyon Horse Haven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon


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