Double Canyon Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
This Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the essence of the varietal as expressed by this prestigious appellation. The persistent wind that combs across the desert landscape coupled with the unique terroir sets this place apart from any other winegrowing region in Washington State. The result is a Cabernet Sauvignon with balance, structure, and elegance.
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Thanks to the diurnal shifts and the moderating temperatures of the Columbia River, which serves as its water source, one of Washington State’s warmest appellations is a brilliant location to grow expressive Cabernet Sauvignon. What impressed us about this wine beyond its value were its numerous layers of aromas and flavors. Roasted coffee, cedar, and blackberry are distinctive on the nose, and on the palate, tobacco, underbrush, and grainy tannins keep the mouth dry with chalky, teeth-gripping texture. It’s structured and clean, with a sweet, toasty finish.
A wine that leads with attractive savor—scents of cedar, nightshade, and prairie sage—this has a sleek, dark core of fruit. It’s a stylish cabernet, tasting like crushed blueberries dusted with thyme. Silky tannins guide the finish toward herb-roasted game, like the antelope from Angler in LA. Best Buy
A quite assertive cabernet with plenty of blackcurrant aromas and flavors, delivered as a medium-to full-bodied style that has elegance and approachability. The tannins hold nicely. I’d drink this younger. Try now.
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.