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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 very 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.

Specifications
Appellation
Red Mountain
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10%, Merlot , 6% Malbec, 6%, Petit Verdot
Age of vines
14 years old
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
Predominate soils are Warden, Hezel, and Scooteney
Vinification
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 52%, New Oak 48% (American 57%, Hungarian 15%, French 14%, European 14%).
They age in the oak barrels until they are ready to bottle.
Production
686 (9-liter cases)

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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