Hedges Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain

Style:  Full-body Red            Vintage: 2016             ABV: 13.5%

Varietal: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon; 14% Merlot; 5% Syrah; 4% Cab Franc; 1% Malbec

Appellation: Red Mountain         Region: Washington              County: United States

Dark red garnet color. Blackberry, cassis, anise, cinnamon and cloves. Tame, yet exotic spices. Hints of cumin, coriander, and a touch of wild sage. A bit of figs, vanilla bean and dusty earth. Black fruit flavors have an impact on the entry, and a hint of sweet spice, earth and vanilla linger on the long finish. There is a lot going on in this wine, the perfect amount of "rough around the edges" youngness but showing great potential for an older refined wine. A manly wine in disguise, this is the well-dressed quiet lady at the poker table who will pull out the royal flush and leave you, well, flush. This wine is lovely now but Red Mountain Cabernet should age well, probably peaking in 10 years, but still very drinkable at 15-20 years old.

James Suckling: 92
Jeb Dunnuck: 93
Wine Spectator: 94