2014-2015 Vintage Tasting Notes
2014 Tact Red Blend
Horse Heaven Hills Syrah (53%) combined with Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon (47%), this wine is an uncommon blend of unapologetic varietals. Smooth, subtle and velvety, the Syrah pairs surprisingly well with the sturdy, tannin filled elegance of the Cab. Deep garnet in color, discover aromas of black cherry, plumb, almond extract, rose bud and allspice. On the pallet, enjoy flavors of cherry pie, plumb preserves, nutmeg, clove and apricot fruit leather.
2015 Fortitude Red Blend
Bordeaux style blend of Washington Merlot (68%), Cabernet Sauvignon (28%) and Malbec (4%) showcasing ripe fruit from a hot and healthy vintage. Bright cherry to the eye, this blend delivers an enticing bouquet of ripe raspberry, cranberry and rhubarb on the nose. Silky, approachable tannins and balanced acid underscore flavors of red fruits, pressed herbs, lilac and flint.
2015 Charisma Cabernet Sauvignon
Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (96%) combined with a touch of Yakima Valley Malbec (4%), this wine lives up to its namesake, charismatic from beginning to end. Look for strawberry, cinnamon, red berry syrup, sage and eucalyptus on the nose, combining fruit and spice for an elegant introduction. On the pallet, experience huckleberry, cherry, fennel, vanilla and a hint of black pepper. Pressed on the skins at pressures approaching 2 bar, this Cab has above average tannin, delivering outstanding mouth-feel balanced by strong acid.
2015 Vitality Malbec
The jewel of our 2015 vintage, this 100% Malbec wine was created from fruit grown in Washington’s oldest AVA, Yakima Valley. Deeply hued purple in color, this mouthwatering Malbec jumps out of the glass with a phenolic explosion of dark fruits. Black currant, spiced plumb, blackberry and violet greet your nose with just the right influence of second-fill oak barrel char. Ripe blackberry continues on the pallet, followed by grape jolly rancher, dark chocolate and tanned leather. With balanced tannin, acid, oak and alcohol, this young wine has the pedigree to age well.
2014 Reverence Merlot
Made from 100% Horse Heaven Hills Merlot, grown steps from the mighty Columbia, this wine exemplifies Washington State’s revered reputation for amazing wines of this bold varietal. Strong acid, medium grape tannin and just a hint of oak combine as the ideal backdrop to showcase this robust fruit. Deep ruby in color, enjoy aromas of black raspberry, plumb, tobacco leaf, white pepper and rubbed sage. The full bodied flavors are direct and true to the varietal, with notes of red currant, ripe blackberry, clove and bay leaf. Enjoy today or years in the future, this wine is structured for longevity and does not disappoint.
2015 Sincerity Syrah
Created from 100% Red Mountain Syrah, this Northern Rhone style wine is layered and complex with wisdom beyond its young age! True to Syrah’s old world roots, this wine delivers varietal authenticity on the nose and pallet, with a bouquet of dark fruit, cured meats, saddle leather, tar, and smoked cola. Deep purple in color with balanced tannin, medium acid and an exquisite, velvety mouth-feel, this mouthwatering delight pairs well with grilled red meats of all cuts.