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Hedges 'Red Mountain' Estate 2018
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James Suckling 93
Complex, savory aromas of dark fruit, cassis, tobacco, smoke, burnt orange and grilled herbs. Its medium-to full-bodied with firm, sleek tannins. Chewy and peppery with delicious, spicy layers. Fresh, energetic finish. 36% cabernet sauvignon, 34% merlot, 13% syrah, 10% cabernet franc, 6% malbec and 1% petit verdot. Vegan. Drink from 2022.

Jeb Dunnuck 90
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain checks in as 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit ... read more
Item ID: #46105
Location at store:68d
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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James Suckling 93
Complex, savory aromas of dark fruit, cassis, tobacco, smoke, burnt orange and grilled herbs. Its medium-to full-bodied with firm, sleek tannins. Chewy and peppery with delicious, spicy layers. Fresh, energetic finish. 36% cabernet sauvignon, 34% merlot, 13% syrah, 10% cabernet franc, 6% malbec and 1% petit verdot. Vegan. Drink from 2022.

Jeb Dunnuck 90
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain checks in as 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot, all from a mix of sites on Red Mountain. Plenty of smoked black fruits, lead pencil, leafy tobacco, and baking chocolate notes give way to a medium to full-bodied, well-made, nicely textured, and balanced Cabernet. The American oak is borderline too much, but again, it holds it together and certainly has character.

Blend:
36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 13% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot

Vineyard Percent:
55% Bel Villa, 17% Hedges, 20% Jolet, 6% Les Gosses and 2% Magdalena

Winemaker:
Sarah Goedhart

Bottled: June 2020
Titratable Acid: 5.4 Grams/liter
Ph: 3.82
Alcohol: 13.5%
Production: 6,842 twelve bottle Cases

Tasting Notes: Black fruits, dark chocolate, vanilla, cumin, cedar dust, butterscotch and dried herbs. Lush chocolate
custard with cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger and licorice. Full, rich, lush with gorgeous fruit and spice notes. Long
silky finish with flavors of blackberry, black pepper and touch of vanilla. This wine has a classic Hedges style with a
modern touch, very enjoyable now and will age for years to come.

Cellaring: This wine, like other Red Mountain wines, is best now with food, but will age well. 10+ years

Production: Grapes are from Red Mountain AVA vineyards within a 2 mile radius of the winery: Hedges, Bel Villa,
Les Gosses, Magdalena and Jolet. The wine was destemmed and partially crushed into stainless steel fermenters
where it was pumped over twice daily until desired tannin extraction was achieved. It was then pressed to barrels
where it underwent malo-lactic fermentation, then racked off lees and 100% barrel aged for 18 months in 33% new
oak, American (63%) and French oak (37%).

DEMETER Certified
CCOF Certified Organic
Salmon Safe

Harvest notes: The 2017-2018 winter was extremely mild, fairly dry and quite the opposite of the snow and ice
ravaged winter we saw the year before. This mild winter really tricked the vines and other early bud pushing plants
to sprout quickly. Hedges estate vineyards were pruned early (beginning in late January) in anticipation for this
early bud break and the vines really responded well. We added a few more Biodynamic practices into the mix, such
as home brewed horsetail tea spray, which helped us escape some mildew pressure in June. The heat of summer
and long sunny days advanced ripening, but the maturation period of early September and October was mild which
made for a harvest that you could pick fruit at a slow and steady pace. Overall the 2018 vintage is going to be a good
one!

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HedgesThe history of Hedges Family Estate begins in June of 1976, with the marriage of Tom Hedges and Anne-Marie LiƩgeois in a 12th century church in Champagne, France. The convergence of separate cultural upbringings provides a strong backdrop for creating a modern day, but traditionally inspired wine estate.

Ten years after their wedding, an opportunity to become entrepreneurs seemed like a positive move to economic independence, contrasting from the previous decade of working for large multinational agricultural firms. In 1986, this unique opportunity presented itself; Tom and Anne-Marie created an export company called American Wine Trade, Inc., based out of Kirkland, Washington State; they began selling wine to foreign importers. As the company grew, it began to source Washington wines for a larger clientele leading to the establishment of a negociant-inspired wine called Hedges Cellars.

Three hours south east of Seattle an opportunity presented itself in a developing wine region called Red Mountain. Tom and Anne-Marie, as new owners, felt its potential for greatness. At this location, American Wine Trade transformed itself from negociant and wine trader to a wine estate. Today, this biodynimacally-farmed Red Mountain property continues to be the foundation of the Hedges family.

Authentic wine estates must live on for centuries to achieve acceptance amongst the world great properties. The second generation has begun to make its mark at Hedges Family Estate. Tom and Anne-Marie's children, Christophe and Sarah, are now involved in the business, and each has a special set of skills for understanding the terroir. The entire Hedges company believes place of origin is the keystone of authenticity, and their goal is to treat their wines with reverence and let the Red Mountain terroir speak for itself.

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