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2011 Big John Cab Reserve

2011 Big John Cab Reserve



Tasting Notes

Amazing aromas of pepper and earth tones mix with mild red berries. The aromas open up and tend toward earthy and meaty components with milder fruit and oak. The flavor profile mirrors the aromas, at first a nice bright bing cherry tastes comes through only to be coated with crushed pepper and oak notes.  The finish shows some leather notes a nice bit of tannin.  True to the site and the Horse Heaven Hills the tannins have a unique dusty quality to them that adds complexity to the wine.

Winemaker's Notes

Cabernet Sauvignon from the Horse Heaven Hills is one of the most sought after wines from Washington State right now and we are proud of how our wines stack up to the competition. 2011 was a slightly cool growing vintage for Washington and the wines reflect that in their profiles. A little more refined than our hot vintages these wines should age very well.

  • Blend Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol by Volume: 14.3%

Vineyard Notes

  • Vineyard Source:  Coyote Canyon Vineyard
  • AVA: Horse Heaven Hills
  • Winemaker: John J. Gabriel


Gold - 2015 Tri-Cities Wine Festival
Silver - 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition