Hedges Family Estate Red Mountain Reserve 1998

Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington

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Item No. 43700
  • WS93
  • WE92
  • ST88
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Winemaker's Notes

From the glass generous black cherry and blackberry fruit aromas are complemented by tobacco, coffee and allspice. The wine is rich in body and texture on the palate with balanced, smooth tannins and acidity and lingering vanilla, black pepper and berry notes. This 1998 Reserve was aged for 14 months in 60% new and 40% older French oak. At 12 months the individual barrels for the final wine were selected. It was then blended, egg white fined, and aged two additional months in new barrels before light filtration and bottling. The wonderful balance between fruit, toast, tannins and acidity will develop with an additional 6-8 years of age, and will begin to open up markedly at five years from vintage.

Learn About Hedges Family Estate Map ItMap It

It was 1986 when Washington native Tom Hedges found his first employment in the wine industry marketing American wines in Taiwan. From that humble beginning, Hedges Cellars, then a virtual winery, found its first customer: the government of Sweden. Tom and his wife Anne-Marie marketed their Cabernet/Merlot blend to foreign buyers exclusively for two years before going domestic and...

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Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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