Hawk & Horse Red Hills Lake County Latigo – 2006 – 9.5 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This dessert wine is 16% alcohol content; 13% residual sugar; spend 26 months in new French oak. This vineyard is 2,200 feet above sea level. This winery uses both biodynamic and organic farming practices. This wine has the right focus; if the wine had been fortified with 2-3% higher in alcohol it would have obscured the Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine gives notes of dried Turkish fig, dark cherry, black plum, truffle honey, lavender, and nicely herbaceous and continuously evolves.

Latigo is a word that describes a strap on the ‘port’ side of a horse. Port referring to the stylization of wine.

A beautiful fortified Cabernet Sauvignon wine.



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I have two blogs on this descriptor page--I use to be able to make separate. My fragrance blog is to express my thoughts on fragrance. A passion in addition to wine. I think it is a stellar component to the senses and that which I am in love with. I hope you like both blogs. My "wine" blog also incorporates those categories intimately involved - wine, food, travel and lifestyle. We all need food and water to survive but we need wine to nourish our soul. My favourite varietals are Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Grenache, Syrah-Shiraz.. for my red wines. And I often circle back to these varieties and sometimes they are my home varieties. The journey of wine is an historical footnote also marked by viti-viniculture and artistry that makes this beverage a living one. I have worked professionally in the wine trade and have loved all aspects; marketing, history, science and art of wine. © 2014 James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy— All Rights Reserved – for my original Content, logo, brand name, rating, rating graphic and award and designs of James the Wine Guy. James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter and most major social medias.
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