2018 Headturner The Nerve Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain
91 Points & Editors' Choice - Wine Enthusiast
The 2018 Headturner Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon displays dense, dark fruit with aromatics and flavors that echo where it’s grown. Black cherry, blueberry and umami elements lead to a rustic and terroir driven profile. The flavors are rich and concentrated with a whisper of powdered earth on the finish. This cabernet sauvignon with color, deep and inky as salal berries is robust, brawny and sure to turn heads.
100% Artz Vineyard, Red Mountain AVA
Red Mountain AVA
21 months in 33% new French and American oak. New cooperage includes Radoux, Canton, Eclat & Trust
A mild, wet winter led into a cool, wet spring. With budbreak progressing normally, June brought back the rain. The summer months of July and August warmed up significantly, with daytime temperatures reaching over 100°F but a nice cooling effect in the evenings helped to maintain balance.
Artz Vineyard is named for Fred Artz, a legendary grape grower on Red Mountain. Artz helped plant and manage the famed Klipsun Vineyard for more than 20 years before buying adjacent land and planting his own vineyard. The vineyard is planted on the lower bench of Red Mountain, overlooking the Yakima River at an elevation of 652’ facing southwest. The predominant soil types of Red Mountain are Warden, Hezel and Scootenay which are a series of wind-blown loess. This variety of soil presents a combination of sand, silt and loam which are exceptional for growing grapes. Artz Vineyard is now owned by the Red Mountain pioneers, the Williams family.