97 Points - International Wine Report
If you want a perfect example of what makes Chris Peterson one of the best winemakers in Washington, look no further than this stand-out Cabernet Sauvignon from Horse Heaven Hills. This melange of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Franc is aged for 20 months in 70% new French oak. I adore Cabernets from Horse Heaven Hills and this is a perfect example of these beautiful wines. Boysenberry, leafy herbs, fresh tar, and vanilla bean combine perfectly on the nose. Wonderfully balanced, perfectly structured, high acidity, and a full mouthfeel are all present and perfectly executed. Flavors of ripe blackberry, black plum, and scorched earth fill the palate and you really taste the sense of place with this wine. Like most of Chris’ high-end creations, these wines need some time in the bottle to fully come alive. Give it 3-4 years in your cellar and then watch this wine come to life over the next few decades. Only 6000 bottles produced. Highly recommended.
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