2014 Heart of the Hill
Cabernet SauvignonRegular price $135.00
2014 Heart of the Hill Cabernet Sauvignon is immediately recognizable from its vibrant, impenetrable magenta color. Cassis, red currant, cocoa, thyme and sweet bay leaf define the aroma, with slight undertones of rock, minerals and vanilla. The palate is compelling and mouth filling, a true velvet hammer, yet vibrant and complex, with intense ripe fruit, cedar, crushed herbs and lavender. Its Red Mountain origins shine through on the finish with black cherry, dark plum, anise and a structure that lingers on and on. With its dimension and concentration Heart of the Hill will tempt you in its youth, but will seriously reward you over many years in the cellar.
- Vintage: 2014
- Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
- Appellation: Red Mountain
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Region: Washington
Robert Parkers, - Jeb Dunnuck "The first vintage for this cuvee, which in the past comprised a large portion of the Parrain cuvee, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Heart of the Hill comes from a small parcel of loam, sand and gravely soils in the Kiona vineyard. It’s 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and is comprised from two clones, clone 8 and clone 2. It’s raised all in new French oak. A big, seriously structured and tannic beauty, it tastes like the essence of Red Mountain with its scorched earth, black currants, cassis, licorice and charcoal-like minerality. Rich, full-bodied, fabulously concentrated and with building tannin on the finish, I’m sure it will be slightly more approachable on release, yet it will need a decade of cellaring and keep through 2044.While there's a long history of terrific wines from this estate, I think they've hit another level in the past few vintages, and these latest releases show a purity, elegance and textural quality not found in early bottlings. I'm sure this is in part due to the creation of a second wine, and even a stricter selection for all of the top cuvees. In short, don't miss a chance to try these wines."