Special: In Transition/Not Organic
Region: Columbia Valley, United States
Winery: Powers Winery
Current Vintage: 2006
AOC: Horse Heaven Hills, WA
98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petite Verdot
This award-winning wine is from the Champoux Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills. Located 35 miles south of Sunnyside, Washington, the area was originally part of the expansive Mercer Ranch. The first grapes were planted in 1972. Today the Cabernet Sauvignon vines from this original “Block One” site are among the oldest vines in Washington. In 1990, Paul and Judy Champoux began leasing the vineyard land from the original owners. In 1996, the Champouxes formed a partnership with the owners of the Washington wineries Andrew Will, Powers Winery, Quilceda Creek and Woodward Canyon to purchase the vineyard outright.
92pts by Cheers and Beverage Dynamics magazines! “A lovely ruby colored wine that shows dark fruit on the nose and cherry, plum and cassis on the palate. A very nicely balanced wine with sweet, supple tannins. The Cab is sourced from the famous Champoux Vineyards in Horse Heaven Hills. Beautiful now and will continue to evolve for several more years.”