A majority of the grapes for our 2010 Lot 2 Cabernet Sauvignon were selected from the Horse Heaven Hills region, which lies within the larger Columbia Valley AVA. Tucked between the southern Yakima Valley border and the Columbia River, grapes in the Horse Heaven Hills region grow on south-facing slopes that reach up to 1,800 feet above sea level. These higher elevation vineyards provide an ideal trifecta of growing conditions: well-drained soils for proper irrigation, strong winds continually funneled in from the Columbia Gorge that naturally contribute to canopy management, and optimal sun exposure for even ripening. In 2010, a cooler growing season and mild harvest resulted in wines with a higher acidity and brighter fruit flavors.
Handcrafted in small lots, our Horse Heaven Hills Lot 2 Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and complex with aromas of ripe black fruit and cedar. Full-bodied with firm and tight tannins, this wine offers a fruit forward finish that lingers on and on. Enjoy our Lot 2 Cabernet with a big rib-eye steak!
Varietal Content: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills
Alcohol Content: 14.1%