March 2017 Newsletter
Horse Heaven Hills
Vinous, Stephen Tanzer
(11/2016) "Bright ruby-red. Alluring, complex scents of slightly medicinal black cherry, pomegranate, licorice, chicory, garrigue and roast coffee. Suave and fine-grained, communicating excellent energy to its primary dark fruit and spice flavors. Noteworthy definition and class here. Finishes classically dry, juicy and long. An outstanding wine for its relatively gentle price."
(6/29/2016) "A rocking value, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyards would cost five times the price if it came from Napa. Made from 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Merlot, aged 22 months in 62% new French oak, it has fabulous Cabernet character in its ripe currant fruits, crushed rock, and tobacco leaf-like aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, concentrated and layered, with a great texture, drink it anytime over the coming decade."