2019 Hedges Family Estate Red Mountain

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2019 Hedges Family Estate Red Mountain
2019 Hedges Family Estate Red Mountain
Tasting notes

Cassis, blackberry, dark chocolate, leather, coffee, with a hint of cloves and toasted hazelnuts. Full and rounded palate with bright, intense fruit and a lush cocoa, spicy finish. This wine has a classic Hedges style with a modern touch, very enjoyable now and will age for years to come.

Production notes

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 21 months in 44% new oak, American (61%) and French oak (39%). 

Other notes

Harvest notes: 2019 threw us for a few surprises when it came to the weather! After 2+ months of snow starting in Mid-February it never quite got hot. We were a bit behind going into veraison and the ripening period of September, which was a cold month. We traded our usual Indian summer and warm fall with a chilly September and a freeze on October 10th and 11th that hit a lot of areas pretty hard. Luckily with our early pick philosophy and intuition of picking based on flavors instead of numbers put us ahead of the curve and we had everything in before the freeze. Overall 2019 is proving to be a classic Washington state vintage, with wines that are showing a lot of balance and restraint that will only become more complex and improve with time.

 

Vintage2019
VarietalRed Mountain
Varietal Composition43% Merlot 23% Cabernet Sauvignon 17% Syrah 4% Cabernet Franc 7% Malbec 3% Petit Verdot 1% Souzao 1% Touriga 1% Tinta Cao
AppellationRed Mountain
Vineyard37.75% Bel’ Villa 40.62% Hedges 11.60% Jolet 7.23% Les Gosses 1.28% Magdalena 1.52% Ocassus
Acid5.3 grams/Liter
PH3.85
AgingThis wine, like other Red Mountain wines, is best now with food, but will age well, probably peaking in 5-10 more years.
Alcohol13.50%
Wine StyleRed Blend
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date07/19/2021
Cases Produced5553
Country of OriginUNITED STATES
State of OriginWashington
Artificially CarbonatedNo
Sparkling WineNo
 
93 pts - James Suckling
 
93 pts - Sunset International Wine Awards
 
 
 

55% Bel’ Villa 17% Hedges 20% Jolet 6% Les Gosses 2% Magdalena 

 

Sarah Goedhart

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