Cabernet Sauvignon, Double Canyon, Horse Heaven Hills, WA, 2018

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  • lmpactful deep plum aromas with hints of raspberry jam and the feeling of fresh ocean spray open your mind to the tasting experience to ensue. The first entry to the pallet is silky smooth and opens with delicately assembled blackberry, plum, and peach cobbler, all supported by a dusty tannin structure which is complemented by a mouthwatering sensation approximately five seconds from the beginning of the experience. The finish is lengthy and subtle with hints of South American coffee and heath candies.
     
     
    Tasting Panel
     
    Bold and rustic, with notes of tobacco, leather, and graphite. Blackberry and black plum ride in on a line of mocha espresso before structured tannins and a dry, dusty mouthfeel leave a lasting impression on the finish.

    Wine Enthusiast

    This producer always delivers varietal- and appellation-revealing Cabernet. This wine displays notes of clove, vanilla, dark chocolate, cherry and spice. The palate is fresh, giving a light grip of tannins. Decant to see it at its best.

    James Suckling

    Aromas of redcurrants, plums and vanilla. Full-bodied with fine, firm tannins. Pleasant ripe fruit and vanilla on the palate. Dry finish.

     

    With the goal of creating authentic estate-grown wines, Double Canyon was established in the heart of Horse Heaven Hills in 2007. Double Canyon's focus is crafting Cabernet Sauvignon that expresses the individuality of their namesake vineyard and captures the distinct character of Washington State’s best appellations. Double Canyon’s new state-of-the-art winery opened its doors for the 2017 harvest.

    Their Story There are few places in the world capable of producing truly remarkable wine. Despite all they’ve learned of viticulture over the centuries, it is still largely the whim of nature and fate of geological events that unfolded long ago that dictate where this rare and special terroir is located. Double Canyon's job then is to seek out parcels of land that present an opportunity to cultivate great wines. In 2007, they did just that, when they founded Double Canyon. From that moment, the focus has been crafting exceptional Washington Cabernet Sauvignon from pedigreed vineyard sites, anchored by their namesake Double Canyon Vineyard in Horse Heaven Hills. For the past 50 years, Horse Heaven Hills has produced some of the most revered fruit in Washington. Their 90-acre Double Canyon Vineyard, named for two ravines that run through the property, was selected for its desirable location and proximity to the Columbia River. Influenced by volcanic activity, ancient glacial deposits, desert soils, and a persistent wind that blows off the river, Double Canyon wines capture the distinctive character of this renowned appellation.

    The Winery Double Canyon opened the doors to its new winemaking facility in West Richland, Washington just in time for harvest 2017. When it came to building a home for their wines, they took a studied, philosophical approach. In pursuit of making great Cabernet Sauvignon, they brought together a small team of experts with more than 175 years of combined winemaking and production experience to draw on this depth of knowledge and collaborate on the design of a best-in-class facility. Technologically advanced and designed for top-level craftsmanship, the new Double Canyon winery allows them to control every aspect of winemaking. Armed with new tools to automate processes such as temperature-control and pumps-overs, they'll be able to achieve an even higher level of precision, efficiency and quality.