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Hedges Family Estate

USA, Syrah, Hedges Estate Vineyards, “Matthews”, Red Mountain, Washington, 2004

N/ Dry leaves. Clean cherries. Tight oaks. Light rubber. Dry soil. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Clean. Warm plums. Clean, black pepper juice. Great wood-work and structure. Price = $45 Given that I’ve previously written that Hedges makes one of the best under $25 reds I’ve had, I was hoping for more from this offering.  A solid […]

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USA, Red Blend, Merlot, Hedges, Red Mountain, Three Vineyards, 2006

N/ Truly turned elegant about 60-90 minutes after opening. Luscious, ripe black cherry, plums, and red berries. White pepper. Hardwoods. Light rust. Green grass ending. T/ Medium full mouthfeel. Elegant. Clean. Dripping dark fruits, but without the typical sugared backbone that haunts big fruit flavor. Liquid graphite. Great structure and layers for any price point, but for this […]

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