Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
There may not be a more perfect combination of site and variety in Washington than Cabernet Sauvignon and Red Mountain. Known for producing dense, assertive and savory examples of the grape, we’ve always found something special in what happens in dense plantings of Scott Williams’ Kiona Vineyards: a unique combination of powerful richness so characteristic of the AVA, but with a textural silkiness and freshness unique to the plantings there.
Our 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is made up of equal parts from Kiona’s Heart of the Hill and Estate Vineyards and Red Mountain’s characteristic darkness is evident from the moment it goes in the glass. Aged in 50% new French oak, it’s chock full of blackcurrants, graphite, lead pencil and crushed rocks. The palate is decadent and fresh, full and silky. While possessing terrific structure, the tannin is ultra-fine, making a seamless and lengthy finish that emphasizes dry herbs, fresh berry fruit and mouthwatering minerality.