2020 Three Rivers Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain
Our 2020 Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon displays layers of dense black fruit. Dark fruit flavors with a touch of sage lead to lingering flavors of dried cherries, black berries and a lip-smacking finish. Truly a terroir driven wine with dusty, refined tannins, this beast is big and brawny, yet beautifully balanced.
The 2020 vintage presented a mild and uneventful winter. Spring was very wet and stormy which lead to increased soil moisture that in turn increased canopy growth. Summer temperatures were hot and dry which lead to consistent ripening. The temperatures started to wane in the beginning of September which allowed us to pick at optimal ripeness.
100% Aquilini Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain
Red Mountain AVA
Seven Hills Vineyard
15 months in 80% new French oak
January 27, 2022
Red Mountain is one of the smallest appellations in Washington State and one of the warmest with broad, southwest facing slopes near the Yakima River. Lacking in rainfall and soil nutrients, you would think this were an inhospitable area to grow anything. But grapes love this place and so do we. With plantings sprinkled around the AVA, Aquilini Vineyards has quickly developed its holdings on Red Mountain. The fruit from this site produces outstanding examples of Cabernet Sauvignon and is showing great potential. 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.
226 cases produced