2010 Hedges Red Mountain Properitary Red Blend

Year: 2010
Appellation: Red Mountain
Country: USA-Washington
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$18.95
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Winery Notes:
TASTING NOTES:
Deep purple color, yet not opaque. A sense of finesse in the color which suggests liveliness on the palate. The mouth feel is angular, with grace and precision. The 2010 vintage produced a savory character in the wines, like that of fennel, salt, tar and steel. Highly integrated tannins, dusty in a sense, alongside protective acidity guarding against premature oxidation.

CELLARING:
This wine, like other Red Mountain AVA wines before, will develop beautifully for up to 25+ years with proper cellar- ing. While a fine wine now with food, should develop well for drinking on its own as it slowly evolves.

HARVEST NOTES:
2010 was one of the coolest vintages on record in Washington State with the growing season registering about 10% fewer heat units than average. A long warm post-veraison period allowed the grapes to fully mature. This meant the fruit had great acid retention and developed intense flavor and color, which resulted in fruitier, more structured wines with nice acidity and great varietal character.

WINEMAKERS: PETE HEDGES, SARAH GOEDHART / DEGREE DAYS BASE 50F 4/15-10/15: AVG (3000), 2010 (2718) ALC: 13.5% / TA: 5.6 G/L / PH: 3.72 / OAK: 37% FRENCH, 53% AMERICAN, 10% HUNGAR- IAN OAK PROFILE: 49% NEUTRAL AND 51% NEW / TOAST: M+ TIME IN OAK: 14 MONTHS / HARVEST DATE: 9/8-10/15 / BOTTLING DATE: 2/7/2012 PRODUCTION: 10,799 12 BTL CS / BLEND: 44% CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 40% MERLOT, 10% SYRAH, 3% CABERNET FRANC, 3% MALBEC / VINEYARDS: 35% BEL’ VILLA, 31% HEDGES, 11% MAGDALENA, 11% OBELISCO, 8% LES GOSSES, 4% ROCKWELL BROWN / AVA: 100% RED MTN