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2016 Passing Time Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon

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April 28, 2024 - $66



98Jeb Dunnuck

...nose of crème de cassis, smoke tobacco, pencil lead, damp earth and spice-driven aromas...full-bodied, incredibly pure, balanced, and multi-dimensional on the palate, with sweet tannins and an awesome finish...seamless, silky, and beautifully balanced, and a fabulous wine.

94Stephen Tanzer

Black cherry and menthol aromas are sweetened by a very rich suggestion of chocolate. Mouthfilling and edge-free, with its remarkably sexy dark berry and violet flavors accented by mint and menthol... Finishes with strong but well-distributed tannins and building flavors of black fruits and violet.

94James Suckling

Beautifully delivered cabernet with freshness on the nose, in the form of blueberries and brambly, ripe, darker berries. The palate has a sleek and fresh feel with a succulent, composed impression that really makes for a regal style of cab.

94Wine Enthusiast

...aromas of scorched earth, cassis, cherry, bay leaf and whiffs of green pepper. There's an exquisite sense of balance, intensity, density and granularity to the palate, with chocolaty flavors on the finish.

93The Wine Advocate

...clean and focused core of black fruit surrounded by dusty floral tones and sweet tobacco...medium to full-bodied on the palate and has excellent mineral tension that gives way to building tannins. It ends with good focus on the long, contemplative finish that whispers with a quiet strength.

93Wine Spectator

Expressive and impressively structured, with lively blackberry and smoky spice flavors that build richness toward polished tannins.


United States, Washington, Columbia Valley, Horse Heaven Hills

Columbia Valley AVA is larger than some states. At 18,000 square miles, or 11 million acres, the appellation covers almost half of Washington State and a small part of Oregon on the south side of the Columbia River. Established in 1984, Columbia Valley contains numerous sub appellations within its boundaries, including Yakima Valley AVA and Walla Walla AVA, both large and important wine districts. Columbia Valley AVA, generally called the Columbia Basin by Pacific Northwesterners, is in the Columbia River Plateau, and the AVA also includes a section of northeastern Oregon. There are dozens of microclimates within this appellation of about 7,000 vineyard acres. Many kinds of grapes are grown in the Columbia Valley, though the principal grapes planted are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc. Eastern Washington experiences very hot summers and cold winters, and the northern latitude means that Washington vineyards receive several more hours of sun in the summer than California vineyards. Grapes in Washington therefore have time to develop significant tannins and overall ripeness.


Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.