Powers Champoux Reserve 2018, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington

Bold layered aromatics of blackberry, cassis, and black currant along with a touch of violets and
graphite. On the palate, diverse and dense flavors of black raspberry and boysenberry with a hint
of dark chocolate are followed by molasses and ripe fig notes. Classic Horse Heaven Hills structure
supports a well-balanced finish that features lingering earthy tannins alongside a nice backbone of
acidity. 2018 vintage – 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, & 15% Merlot. 70% Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills. 15% Champoux Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Horse Heaven Hills. 15% Champoux Vineyard Merlot, Horse Heaven Hills
. Horse Heaven Hills AVA was established in 2005 and naturally bounded on the north by the Yakima Valley AVA and on the south by the Columbia River. Growers have raised grapes in the Horse Heaven Hills region since 1972. The total area in the AVA is approximately 570,000 acres of which around 12,956 acres are planted to grapes. With an elevation range of 1,800 feet at the area’s northern boundary to 300 feet at its southern, the proximity to the Columbia River creates 30% more wind while moderating temperature extremes. This terrain also provides steep south-facing slopes for optimum vineyard locations with well-drained, sandy-loam soils.