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

As Hightower Cellars' signature wine, Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic Red Mountain wine – bold and full of the flavors that make this region so special. As much as possible, 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.

Aromas of tart blueberry and lush red cherry dominate the nose, while firm tannins and full body lend structure to this inky, pigmented wine. The palate features notes of dark fruit, fresh cut wood, and dried tobacco. This wine is an excellent candidate for decanting, as the aromas evolve wonderfully over time to express softer, lush fruit and hints of herbs and spices.

Specifications
Appellation
Red Mountain
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot
Age of vines
14 years old
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
fine grained with low organic matter - predominately Warden, Hezel, and Scooteney soils.
Vinification
Red Mountain AVA 100% (Hightower Estate Vineyard 56%, E&E Shaw Vineyard 44%)
New Oak 71%, Neutral Oak 29% (American 67%, French 11%, European 11%, Hungarian 11%)
Un-fined and un-filtered
Production
193 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Grilled red meat, fig and olive tapenade, bacon wrapped dates.

Reviews and News

2016 Hightower Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain - 90 PTS - WE

2016 Hightower Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"Aromas of exotic spice, Craisins, dried thyme, black currant, vanilla and black licorice are out front. Fruit and barrel play off each other nicely on an elegant, cranberry-filled palate. It has a pleasing mouthwatering sense to it. - SEAN P. SULLIVAN"
- Wine Enthusiast (January 2020), 90 pts

2016 Hightower Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain - 90 PTS - VINOUS

2016 Hightower Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Full medium red. High-toned scents of blackberry, violet and licorice. Juicy and nicely delineated, with intense flavors of blueberry, boysenberry and violet supported but not overwhelmed by spicy oak. Finishes fresh and firm, with well-managed tannins, good energy and length, and a late note of dark chocolate. Clean and well-made.- Stephen Tanzer"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (December 2019), 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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