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About This Course
Producing some of the highest rated wines in Washington, Horse Heaven Hills is a small relatively new AVA. We’ll explore their vineyards, its relative isolation from the public and the amazing potential of its lessor known grapes. You’ll get the inside scoop on Horse Heaven Hills and try the wines of a region that has only just begun to shine.
Overview of the Region
We’ll be exploring Horse Heaven Hills, WA. It’s a small, relatively new AVA that’s part of the much larger Columbia Valley.
Varietals, History and Producers
What grapes do they grow in the region and why? How the AVA was originally founded, where the noteworthy vineyards are and who the predominant winemakers are.
2008 McKinley Springs Bombing Range Red captures the spirit of the region and sets the tone for the following tastings.
2010 Alexandria Nicole Jet Black Syrah provides the typicity of the region, setting a bar of expectation for wines of the area.
2009 Soos Creek Champoux Cabernet Sauvignon is a champion among wines and showcases the regions potential.