Maryhill Winery 2016 McKinley Springs Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills $46

By on July 9, 2019

Richard Batchelor, recently named as Winemaker of the Year at the 2019 Indy International Wine Competition at Purdue University, seems to have a Midas touch with many of his wines. It all starts with the fruit, and the Rowell and Andrews families have transformed McKinley Springs into one of the Washington wine industry’s most important plantings. This Cab was aged in 61% new French oak barrels, which contributes to the nose of dark cherry, blackcurrant, blackberry and chocolate mint. Flavors of blackberry compote, cassis, a touch of oak toast and nicely integrated soft tannins make for a rich midpalate that finishes with chocolate and more blackberry.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 240 cases

Alcohol: 14.8%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

One Comment

  1. Roberta Cannon

    July 11, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    I am starting to see some of your wines in my town; Everett WA. Fred Myers has my favorite and Sprouts a mix at times. Sprouts never keeps the same products in their store all the time. When a store carries what I want, that’s where I shop. Poor marketing on Sprouts end is my opinion. Love your wines.

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