2018 Hedges Family Estate 'Red Mountain' Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington, USA (750ml)
Very pretty, magenta color. A lot of black fruits, cloves, cinnamon bark, cedar, black pepper and honeyed figs with a touch of vanilla and cocoa. The palate is rich and full, with a surprisingly long mid-palate. The flavors are a mix of spicy and sweet with hints chicory, chocolate, blackberry and cinnamon. This wine lingers on both the aroma and palate and it’s one that will have you wishing you had another glass to pour after the bottle is empty.
Stewed currants, blueberry pie, walnut, cinnamon and milk chocolate on the nose. It’s full-bodied with firm, tight and chewy tannins. Structured, with bright, succulent acidity. 89% cabernet sauvignon, 4% merlot, 4% cabernet franc, 1.5% malbec and 1.5% petit verdot.
- James Suckling, 92 pts.
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain checks in as 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot, all from a mix of sites on Red Mountain. Plenty of smoked black fruits, lead pencil, leafy tobacco, and baking chocolate notes give way to a medium to full-bodied, well-made, nicely textured, and balanced Cabernet. The American oak is borderline too much, but again, it holds it together and certainly has character.
- Jeb Dunnuck, 90 pts.
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