Coyote Canyon Winery
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2008 Big John Cab

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Tasting Notes

Named after "Big John", he was the John J. Ascuagas' Golden Nugget sale topper bull in 1974.
A dark ruby color signifies this bold and complex Cabernet Sauvignon with aromas of black currants and toasted nuts while the palate reveals layers of dark chocolate, cassis, leather and vanilla that keep lingering. A great wine with red meats and mushroom sauces, or a rich dark chocolate dessert.

Winemaker's Notes

The grapes were handpicked at perfect ripeness and full of flavor than sorted and crushed. Fermentation took place in small 1 ton bins and the wines were fermented to dryness. The wine was aged for 15 months in small Hungarian Oak Barrels.
93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Mourvedre

Alcohol by Volume: 14.4%

Vineyard Notes

Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard: Horse Heaven Hills AVA
Cases Produced: 114


2011 Wine Press Northwest: Excellent

90 Points - Robert Parker Wine Advocate

2010 Tri-Cities Wine Festival: Silver