2012 Hedges Family Estate Red Mountain
From the first sip to the empty bottle, flavors and aromas of this wine unfold like your favorite fable, rich with tone and texture. The story opens with pleasant pie spice and powerful cigar box aromas capturing your attention and compelling you on. Close your eyes and you may think you’re lounging somewhere in France, savoring each chapter at some luxurious chateau; the old world feel of this wine goes far beyond the label. And though that label may say 60% cabernet sauvignon, the 4% cabernet franc somehow dominates becoming not only?the main character but the hero of the story.
If you’re looking for a wine that’s interesting and structured enough to impress your
wine snob friends without breaking the bank, one that develops in complexity as it opens up, and tastes as good on its own as it does with with a hearty, meaty meal, Hedges Family Estate Red Mountain 2012?sure to become your go-to wine.
Each sip washes a wave of silk and fruit over your mouth. You’ll?find yourself?charmed?by the?obvious impressions of tobacco supported by the strong and masculine backbone of smoke, and leather. Further exploration uncovers layers of spicy clove, allspice, sandalwood, succulent and tart, concentrated blueberries and lingering whispers of sweet black licorice.
Hands down, this is one of the best domestic Bordeaux style blends I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying in quite some time. And at this price point, my best advice is to buy it by the case if you can, it’ll only improve over the next decade.
60% cabernet sauvignon, 26% merlot, 8% syrah, 4% cabernet franc, 2% malbec
Red Mountain AVA – Washington
A steal at $26.99