Hedges Red Mountain 2016
|Region||United States, Washington, Red Mountain|
Deep ruby-colored, the 2016 Red Mountain checks in as a blend of 38% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Syrah, and the rest a mix of red varieties, all aged 20 months in 40% new oak. It offers a great bouquet of pure cassis and darker fruits as well as loads of cedar, dried flowers, and hints of new leather. Medium-bodied, seamless, incredibly pure, and layered, it's straight-up loaded with charm and a joy to drink. There's a decidedly Old World weight and style here, yet it doesn't skimp on fruit either. I'd be thrilled to drink bottles over the coming decade or so.
Taut and firm, with cherry and tobacco flavors. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Cão and Souzão. Best after 2020. 6,050 cases made.