Powers Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Champoux Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington

2016 vintage – 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot, 2% Malbec from Champoux vineyard. ” We used the pump-under fermentation process with PDM yeast to enhance the nice richness you would expect from Champoux Vineyard. The wine was then aged for 32 months in 55% new French Oak barrels, 25% in 2nd fill along with the last 20% in neutral French Oak Barrels.” Tasting notes: Exquisite layered aromatics of blueberry, dark cherry, and cedar with hints of violets, vanilla and warm earth. This intriguing nose is followed by dense savory flavors of black currant, dark fruits, and cranberry with touches of cocoa, smoke and spice lingering on this complex palate. Firm, dusty, lush tannins are accented by hints of oak, acidity, and earthiness on the finish. As is typical of Champoux Vineyard, this is a very elegant yet powerful Cabernet Sauvignon that will cellar for many years.