2015 Harrison Hill
2015 Harrison Hill is a remarkable offering from this venerable Snipes Mountain vineyard, showcasing abundant aromas of dried cranberries and maraschino cherries. Admirers of Harrison’s classic old-world expression will find a generous bouquet of red cassis, sandalwood and graphite with a breath of dried tarragon. Inviting and pure on the palate, the incredibly elegant structure, balance and refined tannins promise decades of enjoyment.
Jeb Dunnuck for Jeb Dunnuck, April 2018:
I always find a subtle Château Margaux-like quality in this cuvée and the 2015 Harrison Hill is no exception. Beautiful notes of sandalwood, sweet cassis, blueberries, forest floor, and graphite are just some of the nuances here. Hitting the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, it has sweet, elegant tannins, beautiful balance, and a terrific sweetness of fruit that keeps you coming back to the glass. It needs a healthy decant if drinking anytime soon and will be even better with 3-4 years of bottle age, at which point it will drink nicely for two decades or more. The blend of the 2015 is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc, aged all in New French barrels.