About the Producer
Inspired by Long Shadows Vintners’ team of nine internationally renowned vintners, the project was initially conceived to support the strict selection process for their signature wines.
Grapes are sourced from many of the best growing regions in the Columbia Valley, including The Benches Vineyard, Red Mountain, Walla Walla, and Wahluke Slope. Today, Long Shadows Vintners’ Director of Winemaking and Vitculture, Gilles Nicault, oversees the team of winemakers dedicated to crafting the Nine Hats wines
About the Wine
A multi-layered blend with intense and aromatics and flavors of red currants, black cherries, dark chocolate and oak spices. The 2016 Nine Hats Red Wine has a wonderfully rich yet refined texture and mouthfeel. Cabernet Sauvignon from the Benches Vineyard at Wallula in the Horse Heaven Hills provides a sturdy backbone and long, pure finish
Grape / Blend
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 25% Syrah
Colombia Valley, Washington
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
This wine is half Cabernet Sauvignon, with the rest equal parts Merlot and Syrah, each of which expresses itself. Clearly coming from high-end fruit, bright, fresh aromas of cranberry, dark plum and black currant, and raspberry lead to ripe, full-bodied blueberry and blackberry flavors that pack a punch. The tannins give a firm squeeze. A chocolaty finish caps it off. It’s a whole lot of wine for the money.
Product size: 750ml