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2016 Squall Line
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Horse Heaven Hills
Harvest Date
Oct. 8-12
Acid
6.5 g/L
pH
3.68
Aging
32 months in 25% new French oak (Vicard)
Bottling Date
June 2019
Alcohol %
14.4
Wine Enthusiast
90

2016 Squall Line

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SKU: 16SQUALL

Squall Line is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from three vineyards: Phinny Hill (96%) and Coyote Canyon (2%)--both Horse Heaven Hills--and Gamache (2%) in Columbia Valley.

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Deep ruby colored, this possesses classic varietal aromas of blackberry, cherry, plum, crushed black roses, tobacco, cedar, rosemary and wood smoke. The flavors, as well, are direct and true to variety, with dark fruits that are intermixed with licorice, dark chocolate, French roast and Horse Heaven scorched earth. The penetration continues on the back with roasted berries and nuts, mocha and pulverized charcoal, followed by a sweet-dry tannin finish.
Ratings
92 Points: Savor Northwest 18.5+ Points: Review of Washington Wines
Awards
Gold Medal: Seattle Wine Awards Gold Medal: Savor Northwest Wine Awards Silver Medal: Great Northwest Invitational Silver Medal: Tri Cities Wine Festival Silver Medal: Bellingham Northwest Wine Festival
Vineyard Notes
96% Phinny Hill Vineyard, 2% Coyote Canyon Vineyard and 2% Gamache Vineyard
Production Notes
Our grapes were hand sorted and mechanically destemmed into a small bin for a 1-2 day cold soak to bring out flavors and color. Yeast and nutrients were added to start a 7-10 day fermentation. When fermentation was complete, the “free run” wine was pumped into barrels and the remaining skins were gently pressed to extract remaining wine into the barrels. The wine then went through a malolactic fermentation which softens the wine.
Food Pairing Notes
Pairs well with roasted or grilled meats, good friends and stormy nights.
Production
98 cases
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Horse Heaven Hills
Harvest Date
Oct. 8-12
Acid
6.5 g/L
pH
3.68
Aging
32 months in 25% new French oak (Vicard)
Bottling Date
June 2019
Alcohol %
14.4
Wine Enthusiast
90