Dark purple in color with a nose of black cherry, cassis, with hints of tar, tobacco and sweet vanilla toast.
Black cherry and blackberry fruit continue on the palate with dried herbs and licorice. A nicely balanced wine
with enough acid and tannins to make this a more serious longer lived wine that pairs nicely with food.
bright, sharply defined, this brings berry and
cranberry fruit in a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot and a splash of Syrah. Hints of pepper
and herb suggest this as a companion to, say,
lamb sausage. Then, as the wine opens in the
glass, cherry candy comes on strong. Very pretty.
It was 1986 when Washington native Tom Hedges found his first employment in the wine industry marketing American wines in Taiwan. From that humble beginning, Hedges Cellars, then a "virtual" winery, found its first customer: the government of Sweden. Tom and his wife Anne-Marie marketed their Cabernet/Merlot blend to foreign buyers exclusively for two years before going domestic and opening up North American distribution. Still without their own winery, they took a chance buying acreage... View More