The 2016 vintage of Harrison Hill showcases the elegance and subtlety of the wine produced by the older vines at this Snipes Mountain site. Delicate aromas of roses, sandalwood and currant intertwine with elusive hints of orange pith and earthy truffle. Restrained on the palate, with an inviting, soft entry, flavors of red currant and anise are carried by a balanced core of bright fruit and gentle acidity. Mouth coating, supple tannin adds to the Old World complexity of this wine, allowing the flavors to linger hauntingly on the finish.
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— Jeb Dunnuck
“The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Harrison Hill comes from Snipes Mountain and always reminds me of a top wine from Margaux with its elegance and complexity. Blackberries, blackcurrants, sandalwood, graphite, and tobacco leaf notes all emerge from this medium to full-bodied Cabernet that has silky tannins and a nuanced, elegant texture.”
Wine & Spirits
Ravioli with Pancetta — Harrison Hill is a wine that will age beautifully and can be enjoyed with a plethora of selections over time. Consider pairing with grilled or roasted lamb, roasted beef or venison. Earthy vegetables such as Brussel sprouts, parsnips, squash, mushrooms and dark greens pair particularly well. For older vintages, pairings with game birds such as duck and pheasant or lighter stews are recommended.
Behind the Wine
2016 Harrison Hill
A Bordeaux-style blend from a small, historic vineyard on Snipes Mountain, this wine is labelled after the vineyard’s namesake – Harrison Hill. Over the past five decades, the state’s second oldest Cabernet vines have matured gracefully while producing progressively limited yields. This slow, elegant maturation is a compelling expression of what it means to be a terroir-driven wine.
Harrison Hill, a five-acre site in the Snipes Mountain AVA, still boasts a 1962 Cabernet Sauvignon planting by William Bridgman, a pioneer of planting European wine grapes in Washington State. These vines are the second oldest in the state, and the oldest used in commercial wine production.