H3 Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills Columbia Crest 2007
H3 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon facts :
85% Cabernet Sauvignon
5% Cabernet Franc
French and American oak (14 – 18 months)
40% new, 60% older
Ray Einberger, Winemaker
Grapes were crushed at 20% whole-berry to retain fruit quality.
Fermentation lasted 6-10 days on the skins to extract optimum fruit and structural components.
Malolactic fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks and oak barrels.
The wine was racked at three month and six month intervals during the 14-18 month barrel aging period.
Wine spectator gave it a 90
The Wine Miser’s tasting Notes :
Nose/Bouquet : Cassis, vanilla, Lavender-cherry Blossomish,
Tasting Flavors : Cassis, vanilla, Lavender, medium bodied but beautiful. nice mid-palate and finish
Subtle and Nuanced even.
Wine Miser rating 89 points
$12 at Rite in the pearl Portland
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