Double Canyon Launches with Inaugural 2010 Vintage February Release Brings Highly Anticipated Estate Cabernet to Select Markets

PROSSER, Wash., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Double Canyon, a limited production luxury wine from the Horse Heaven Hills region in Washington, is pleased to introduce the inaugural vintage of Double Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon.  Double Canyon Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon has been crafted to express the unique character of the estate vineyard from which it comesan idyllic setting located in the heart of this distinctive, windswept desert region.  Situated adjacent to the renowned Champoux Vineyard, Double Canyon yields exceptional, high-quality fruit that produces wines with great individual character highlighted by nuances unique to the site.

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"Named for the two ravines that run through it, Double Canyon Vineyard was established in 2007 with the goal of creating an authentic estate-grown wine to express the individuality of this special winegrowing region," said Vineyard Manager Will Beightol, who grew up next to the vineyard and whose family has worked the land for 33 years.

The inaugural release of Double Canyon Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon showcases a savory bouquet of dried cherries, plums and sage, followed by an elegantly-structured palate offering vibrant flavors of raspberries and candied cherries balanced by a bright natural acidity.  The 2010 Double Canyon Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted from low-yielding vines that express the nuances of the vineyard and features 15 percent Syrah to lend structure and complexity.  The 2010 Double Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon retails for $40 per bottle.  Only 275 cases were produced.

The Double Canyon property was acquired by Crimson Wine Group in 2005.  The land was previously owned by the Mercer family, the pioneering winegrowers of the appellation.

"We are very excited to release the 2010 vintage under our own Double Canyon label," said Erle Martin, CEO, Crimson Wine Group.  "With only a handful of vintages to date, this vineyard is rapidly emerging as one of the preeminent locations in Eastern Washington.  As a number of the region's most important producers have purchased our fruit, we are delighted to finally let our estate vineyard take center stage with this new release."

The 2010 Double Canyon Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon will be available this month in the initial launch markets of Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Idaho, Nevada and Montana.  Plans call for future vintages to be more widely available.  Direct online sales are also available in select markets across the nation.

For more information regarding Double Canyon, visit doublecanyon.com.  For questions regarding the website or online sales, please contact website@doublecanyon.com or 800.711.0044.

A limited number of samples are available upon request.

About Double Canyon

Established in 2007, Double Canyon Vineyard resides in the heart of the award-winning Horse Heaven Hills region in Washington State.  Double Canyon exclusively produces a limited-production estate-grown wine that expresses the individuality of its estate vineyard in this distinctive, windswept desert region.  For more information, visit doublecanyon.com.

SOURCE Crimson Wine Group



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