Coyote Canyon Winery 2011 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $28

By on February 11, 2017

Horse Heaven Hills grower Mike Andrews held onto this Cab longer than usual because 2011 was a cooler vintage. Often, red wines from a cooler vintage aren’t quite as showy immediately as say the 2013 and 2014 bottlings have been. It’s interesting to note that his site in the northern portion of the appellation received a mere 5.4 inches of precipitation, but vines in this region are not dry-farmed. Previous winemaker John Gabriel was responsible for this wine, showing mature tones of dark cherry, black pepper, charcuterie with a hint of mint. The tannins are maturing, allowing for a finish of Western serviceberry and toasted oak.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 317 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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