2014 Passing Time Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L
This is the most sensual wine of the three Cabernets. A wide assortment of wild berries, red and black cassis, blackberry, designer chocolate dustings, and Madagascar vanilla bean waft from the glass. The palate is silky, ultra-complex, and very concentrated with blueberry compote, cassis, grilled bread, espresso, jasmine and violet notes that evolve on the rich palate with each taste. A blockbuster of a wine that will reward many years in the cellar, though it is tempting now.
43% | Discovery Cabernet Sauvignon
43% | Champoux Cabernet Sauvignon
9% | Klipsun Merlot
5% | Champoux Cabernet Franc
Aged 20 months in 80% new French oak
The Wine Advocate, June 2016
"The finest wine I've tasted from [Winemaker], Chris [Peterson], the jaw-droppingly good 2014 Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon got a big "wow" in the notes and was easily my favorite of the new releases under the Passing Time label. Black raspberries, currants, creme de cassis, smoked earth and mineral all flow from this black/blue colored, full-bodied, concentrated, yet thrillingly fresh and elegant Cabernet. Let's just hope it shows this well from bottle!"
- Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate, June 2016