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Named after Big John, the John J. Ascuagas’ Golden Nugget sale topper, 1974. This complex Cabernet carries hints of melted chocolate, blackberries, leather, and French vanilla. A great wine with red meats and mushroom sauces, or a rich dark chocolate dessert.
The full flavored grapes that made this wine were handpicked at optimum ripeness, then sorted and crushed. Fermented in one ton bins, this handcrafted wine aged for 15 months in French and American Oak Barrels.
75% French and 25% American Oak Barrels
90.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.5% Syrah
Alcohol by Volume: 14.8%
Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard: Horse Heaven Hills AVA
Cases Produced: 101
2009 BTI World Wine Championship: Gold - 92
2009 Sunshine and Wine: Silver
2009 NW Wine Summit: Silver
2009 San Francisco International Wine Awards: Bronze
2009 International Eastern Wine Competition: Bronze
2009 Tri-Cities Wine Festival: DOUBLE GOLD
2009 Wine Press Northwest: Platinum