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Thick Skinned

Thick Skinned Red Mountain

Standing apart from the surrounding hills, Red Mountain’s southwest facing slopes encourage the grapes to ripen and develop their deep, dark skin color. It is during the fermentation process that these thick, sun-ripened skins reveal the distinctly lush textures and flavors locked inside. A Bordeaux style blend of bold character, Thick Skinned represents everything that Red Mountain has to offer.

Features
Varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon
Malbec
Petit Verdot
Tech Info
Alcohol :14.4% Vol*
Total Acidity :0.66%*
Residual Sugar:0.01%*
*Technical Data May Vary With Vintage
Availability
Size(s):750ml 8 60505 00040 6
Pack(s):750ml 6pk,
1.5L available
Soil and Origin
Soil:Windblown loess from the heart of Red Mountain’s southwest facing slopes.
Origin:Red Mountain, Washington.
Tasting Notes
Bouquet:Cocoa, sweet coconut, dark berry, vanilla and cherry fruit.
Taste:Bright cherry followed by chocolate with hints of caramel and toast.
Firm mouth-filling tannins coat the palate.
Food Pairing:Try with sausage and peppers or truffle risotto.
Winemaking
Separate handpicked lots from Kiona’s “Heart of the Hill” vineyard are fermented in 3-5 ton fermenters. Each varietal is barrel aged in 50% new French oak for 6 months prior to blending. The wine is then returned to barrel for an additional 12 months of barrel aging. After bottling the wine is given a minimum of 12 months bottle age before release.

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Reviews

90 pts
2017 Thick Skinned Red Mountain Blend
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90 pts
Thick Skinned 2017 Thick Skinned Red Mountain Blend

Cellar Selection

This is 56.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33.8% Malbec and 9.7% Petit Verdot. Brooding aromas of dark fruit, blackberry, cherry and tar are followed by surprisingly lighter styled fruit flavors. There's plenty of acidity and tannin structure there. Time will serve it well.

Date posted: May 20, 2021
90 pts
2016 Thick Skinned Red Mountain
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90 pts
Thick Skinned 2016 Thick Skinned Red Mountain

Potent and dense, with sturdy blackberry, orange zest and dark chocolate accents that finish with mild tannic grip. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot

Date posted: August 18, 2020
90 pts
2015 Thick Skinned Red Mountain Blend
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Thick Skinned 2015 Thick Skinned Red Mountain Blend

This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Malbec (33%) and Petit Verdot. It's aromatically locked up on first pour, showing whiffs of cherry and spice. The palate is considerably more expressive, packed with rich, dense, jammy black cherry flavors surrounded by a pleasing sense of structure.

Date posted: May 1, 2019