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Hedges Family Estate, Red Mountain

Taste Washington! 2012 Recommended Wines.

I'm quite familiar with Hedges Family Estate. I've visited the Hedges Family Estate Chateau many times on Red Mountain, only a 13 minute drive from my home. Hedges makes wonderful, expressive wines, I should know, I have benefited from my wife’s Hedges wine club membership; they treat their wine club members very well. Last year, I enjoyed Lunch and conversation with Christophe Hedges and his family at his Red Mountain home.

Kenan, Hedges Assistant Vineyard Manager.
This year, Assistant Vineyard Manager, Kenan, invited me via twitter to stop by and visit at Taste Washington. I'm glad I did. The Hedges 2008 Red Mountain Red Wine is drinking very well today, and their Cabernet Franc Rose was my favorite Rose at Taste Washington!

The Wines:

Screwcaps on Chardonnay - 100 Point No.
2010 House of Independent Producers Chardonnay – Dionysus vineyard, planted in 1975, 100 point NO on screwcap. Unoaked, clean crisp. Independent Producers is a project directed by Christophe Hedges, bringing to the table some compelling Columbia Valley AVA vineyard sites. ABV 13.5%. Retail price $14. Recommended.

Cabernet Franc Rose and 2010 HIP Chardonnay.
** Favorite Rose of Taste Washington: Cabernet Franc Rose – New release. Bel Villa vineyard, 100% Cabernet Franc just for this rose, Red Mountain, estate grown and bottled. Refined, yeah baby. ABV 13%.


Hedges 2008 Red Mountain Red Wine.
* Favorite: 2008 Red Mountain – Red blend, this wine has hit its pace, ready, ready. Big, spice, tobacco, great finish. Love the finish. FYI: Costco has the best bottle price on this wine, it is on my shopping list. Retail price $25.

2010 DLD Syrah.
2010 Syrah, DLD just released. Earthy, cooler year, spicy, rich, dry, meaty, needs steak, lamb. This is only going to improve. Retail price $25. Recommended.

Wines listed here are the wines I liked and recommend. My favorite wines appealed to me because they expressed unique characteristics and quality, they are indicated by an “*” and are in italics.

Hedges Family Estate
Red Mountain Winery & Vineyards
Open: Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm, April through November. No tasting fees. If you are unable to visit during open hours, don't hesitate to call for an appointment.

Phone: (509) 588-3155
53511 N Sunset Road
Benton City, WA 99320

www.hedgesfamilyestate.com
twitter: @hedgeswine

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