Cloudlift Cellars 2011 Halcyon Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $28

By on December 26, 2013

cloudlift-cellars-halcyon-cabernet-sauvignon-2011-labelSeattle winemaker Tom Stangeland’s bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon shows its pedigree with the balance so often found in wines from the Horse Heaven Hills. The nose opens with a fistful of tree-ripened cherries, chocolate, horehound, toasted walnut and minerality. There’s a smooth entry of fresh blueberry juice, boysenberry and dark cherries, backed by solid tannins and a lengthy finish of dark chocolate. Suggested pairings by this former professional chef/turned artisan furniture craftsman include Beef Wellington and lentil soup.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 93 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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