The 2016 vintage of Squall Line is our first wine using Horse Heaven Hills grapes. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from three vineyards: Phinny Hill (96%) and Coyote Canyon (2%)--both Horse Heaven Hills--and Gamache (2%) in Columbia Valley.
Deep ruby colored, this possesses classic varietal aromas of blackberry, cherry, plum, crushed black roses, tobacco, cedar, rosemary and wood smoke. The flavors, as well, are direct and true to variety, with dark fruits that are intermixed with licorice, dark chocolate, French roast and Horse Heaven scorched earth. The penetration continues on the back with roasted berries and nuts, mocha and pulverized charcoal, followed by a sweet-dry tannin finish.
Pairs well with roasted or grilled meats, good friends and stormy nights.