Horse Heaven Hills
The 2014 growing season started with early heat and vine development. High heat throughout the summer promoted vine stress, with final ripening occurring in late September under ideal conditions. The 2014 wines are absolutely amazing. The wines have intense flavors, beautiful color & excellent balance.
The 2014 Horse Heaven Hills Merlot is 100% Merlot. The fruit was sourced from our vines at Andrews Horse Heaven Ranch in Horse Heaven Hills. It was aged in 100% used French oak for 23 months. The ideal consumption is 5 to 7 years from release date, but this wine will develop for another 10 years. The alcohol by volume is 14%. It was bottled July 2016.
18/20 Rand Sealey, Review of Washington Wines Sourced from the Andrews Horse Heaven Ranch, this Merlot is a great buy. It shows a ruby color and a smoky, berried nose of raspberries, cherries, plums, crushed roses, tobacco, cedar and incense. The flavors are direct and minerally, with notes of cedar, chocolate, roasted coffee beans and Horse Heaven scorched earth. The back picks up pressed berries, roasted nuts and mocha on the way to a chewy moderate tannin finish.