2021 Heart of the Hill - 1.5L
Cabernet SauvignonRegular price $270.00
97-99 Points - Robert Parkers's Wine Advocate, 05/2023
"Dark-fruited, mineral and oaky, the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Heart of the Hill is broad and expressive yet has plenty of time to fill its shoes. Full-bodied, juicy and round, even as a barrel sample, you can see that this will be an absolute blockbuster when it’s released in March 2024. Bravo! Set your calendars now!" -AM
- Vintage: 2021
- Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
- Appellation: Red Mountain
- Bottling date: April 2023
- Alcohol: 13.6%
- Region: Washington
"The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Heart Of The Hill is a wine that’s going to push the upper limits of the scale. Revealing a deep purple hue as well as awesome aromatics of cassis, ripe blueberries, crushed stone-like minerality, and graphite, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, bright, perfectly integrated acidity, fine tannins, and a great finish. This is a gem of a wine in the making." 97-99 pts ~ Jeb Dunnuck
We know great wines are made in the vineyard. Vintage after vintage we work with our growers and vineyard managers on the best practices to yield the highest quality grapes we can for that given season. We share common goals, a work ethic, and meticulous attention to detail that increases our chances of success substantially. Whether it's pruning, thinning, changing the canopy, or varying the vine nutrition, we work side by side to get the best results.
Harvest decisions are made by the ripeness of fruit, sensory analysis, and the weather. From year to year decisions are driven by both flavor and physical maturity. We are looking for the moment where the flavors and balance of the grape hit true phenolic ripeness. Our team did over 6,000 miles to and from the vineyards in Steve’s truck during harvest as we sampled 2-3 times per week to ensure our picking decisions were spot on. From bud break to the barrel and finally, to bottle our goal is to stay true to our ideologies. Exacting winemaking, cellar, and lab practices drive our goals of making the best wine we can.
The art and science of winemaking is a continuous learning adventure. The true balance of winemaking is achieved when science and art collide creating a bottle of wine well worth drinking. That’s what excites us as a team. All of our flagship wines are made from only the best barrels that we painstaking select over several months. Once this is done, we begin the blending process, all double-blind, until months later we select each wine that we believe reflects the character and quality of the site and vintage.