The House of Independent Producers is a project of Christophe Hedges from Hedges Family Wines. Its purpose is to showcase varietal character and terroir with single vineyard wines from Washington’s greatest vineyards at incredibly affordable prices.We’re pleased to be showcasing two releases this month that will surprise and delight you.
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon.
This Cabernet is sourced from the great Sagemoor Farms Vineyard in the Columbia Valley whose fruit is found in the far more expensive wines of Corliss, Delille, Abeja and Woodward Canyon, to name a few. Christophe’s goal here is to display Cabernet’s world class power and structure, rather than produce a mere simple fruit bomb often found at this amazingly low price.
This Merlot is from the prized Bacchus Vineyard, a sister vineyard to Sagemoor, with its commanding view of the Columbia River and the Rattlesnake Hills. Merlot is the most widely planted grape in Bordeaux and a major part of blends like Lafite, Mouton and all the other 1st Growths. Merlot endows its wines with fleshiness, black cherry/black plum fruit and soft, supple tannins.
Both HIP 2012 Merlot and 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon are priced at $9.99 a bottle, with a $5 savings, and can be purchased in our shop or online.