3 Rein Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 Aldi

The 3 Rein Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 Aldi is a $10.99 Aldi exclusive made for them by Precept Wines, the largest independently owned wine company in the Northwest. Horse Heaven Hills AVA comprises about a fourth of the grapes grown in the Columbia Valley in Washington State.

4 Rein Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 Aldi

The Horse Heaven Hills AVA is located in the middle of the state east of the Columbia Gorge, west of Walla Walla on the border with Oregon. It is a warmer area with rolling hills and soil that drains well and does well with Bordeaux varietal grapes.

The 3 Rein Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 Aldi does not have tasting or production technical notes. The back label tells of vanilla flavors, blackberry flavors, and refined tannins. The vanilla comes from oak barrel aging and the other flavors are typical of Cabernet Sauvignon.

We need to head over to the tasting portion for this Cabernet Sauvignon since Aldi is not giving us much to go on. What is in the glass tells us more than all the trade materials anyway. The alcohol content is a balanced 13.3%.

The 3 Rein Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 Aldi Tasting Notes

The color is a deep cherry red with black highlights. The nose is ripe, sweet blackberry, light spice, raspberry, chocolate, a hint of herbs, and plum. The 3 Rein Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 Aldi is a balanced, bold Red wine, most of the action is up front, but the flavors do have length.

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This Cabernet Sauvignon tastes like extracted blackberry, black pepper, sharp spice, licorice, tea, and ripe plum. The mid-palate adds dark chocolate, a little pull from the tannins, and blueberry. The acidity does its job well.

The Summary

  • The 3 Rein Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 Aldi is another value-priced food wine.
  • It sips well but it is calling out for something savory and delicious.
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