2016 Thick Skinned Red Mountain 1.5L
Standing apart from the surrounding hills, Red Mountain’s southwest-facing slopes encourage the grapes to ripen and develop their deep, dark skin color. It is during the fermentation process that these thick, sun-ripened skins reveal the distinctly lush textures and flavors locked inside. A Bordeaux-style blend of bold character, Thick Skinned represents everything that Red Mountain has to offer.
Windblown loess from the heart of Red Mountain’s southwest-facing slopes.
Separate handpicked lots from Kiona’s “Heart of the Hill” vineyard are fermented in 3-5 ton fermenters. Each varietal is barrel-aged in 50% new French oak for 6 months prior to blending. The wine is then returned to the barrel for an additional 12 months of barrel aging. After bottling the wine is given a minimum of 12 months bottle age before release.
Cocoa, sweet coconut, dark berry, vanilla, and cherry fruit.
Bright cherry followed by chocolate with hints of caramel and toast. Firm mouth-filling tannins coat the palate.
Try with sausage and peppers or truffle risotto.
Red Mountain, Washington
60% Cabernet Sauvignon,
7% Petit Verdot
Alcohol 15% Vol
Total Acidity 0.66%
Residual Sugar 0.01%