2016 H/H Estates Big John Cabernet Sauvignon
Horse Heaven Hills AVA
September 20st, 2016
Aug 14th, 2018
Tightly wound and full bodied, decant this gem for fuller enjoyment now, or hold for future rewards. Cassis touches of earth and graphite, wild forest berries and chopped herbs align with full on tannins and good acid structure, and the oak adds toasty spice.
Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard AVA: Horse Heaven Hills Grower Degree Days: 3262 Precipitation: 7.1 inches Pick Date: September 20st, 2016
It’s hard to explain just how much fun it is to make this wine. Coyote Canyon Vineyard is producing some of the best Cabernet in Washington, and the world. Getting to work with it is amazing. It starts out tasting great on the vine and hopefully in the glass as well. These grapes were picked in October and fermented in small batches. Then it was aged in barrels for 22 months prior to bottling. I love French oak and this blend is 50% new French oak. I did use some American oak, 25% and Hungarian oak 25%. This wine is amazing now and should only get better with age. We just tasted some of our 10-year-old Cabs and this one should last at least as long.