Murray Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain
Hightower Cellars
United States - Washington - Red Mountain

A beautiful ruby color, this wine is very fruity with lots of plum and just a hint of characteristic Red Mountain minerality. It is exceptionally smooth with a slight texture of tannin on the back. This wine is a real Cab crowd pleaser!

As much as possible, winemakers Tim and Kelly Hightower take a non-interventionist approach to winemaking. They place great emphasis on vineyard selection, picking, pressing, and blending so that Hightower wines are naturally beautiful and free from pretense. They let the powerful and concentrated fruit from Red Mountain speak for itself. The result is a collection of well-balanced, nuanced wines that reveal something new and interesting each time you open a bottle.

Red Mountain
Wine Type
81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc 3% (2018 vintage)
Age of vines
14 years old
Agricultural Practices
Soil type
Predominate soils are Warden, Hezel, and Scooteney
Red Mountain AVA 100%
Estate Vineyard 75%, Shaw Vineyard 21%, Red Willow 4%
After primary fermentation, all wines are pressed directly into 59 gallon oak barrels. Aging for 19 months.
Neutral Oak 51%, New Oak 49% (American 42%, French 36%, European 19%, Hungarian 3%)
They age in the oak barrels until they are ready to bottle.
754 (9-liter cases)

Reviews and News

2017 Murray Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain - 90 PTS - WS

2017 Murray Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain - 90 PTS - WS

wine spectator 90 pts"Structured and tightly focused, with dense currant and black olive flavors, laced with stony minerality and built toward fine-grained tannins. Best from 2021 through 2028. 686 cases made. - TF"
- Wine Spectator (May 2020), 90 pts

2017 Murray Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain - 90 PTS - JS

2017 Murray Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain - 90 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"Currants, spiced rhubarb, rosemary and oregano on the nose. It’s medium-bodied with soft, silky tannins. Smooth, plummy finish. Drink now. Screw cap."

- James Suckling (June 2021), 90 pts

Producer Information: Hightower Cellars

Tim and Kelly Hightower founded Hightower Cellars in 1997 in Woodinville, Washington with this simple philosophy. With their grape supply primarily coming from Red Mountain, the husband and wife co-winemaking ...
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