Red Blend Champoux Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills 2014

SKU/Code: 
DB5059-14
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Merlot
Country: 
United States
Region: 
Washington
Andrew Will

A blend of 44% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Franc, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot/Malbec, from the Champoux vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills; the vines are 27 years old on average. The wine spent 18 months in barrel; 750 cases produced.

This medium to full-bodied wine exhibits the energy and freshness that are the hallmarks of these 2013 vintage. An abundance of fruit and earth flavors bring depth to the mid-palate; lively acidity and polished tannins should keep this wine evolving over the next 15 years.

 

94+ points
"More fresh and lively than the Ciel du Cheval, the 2014 Champoux Vineyard has sensational purity in its lifted bouquet of cassis, black raspberries, violets and spring flowers. There's a touch of graphite that develops with time in the glass; it has fine, polished tannin and an elegant, silky texture. It doesn't have the heft of the Ciel du Cheval but shines for its purity and elegance."
Jeb Dunnuck,
Wine Advocate
, June 2017