2015 Harrison Hill 1.5L
SNIPES MOUNTAIN AVA
2015 Harrison Hill is a remarkable offering from this venerable Snipes Mountain vineyard, showcasing abundant aromas of dried cranberries and maraschino cherries. Admirers of Harrison’s classic old-world expression will find a generous bouquet of red cassis, sandalwood and graphite with a breath of dried tarragon. Inviting and pure on the palate, the incredibly elegant structure, balance and refined tannins promise decades of enjoyment.
William Kelley for Robert Parker, June 2018:
Incorporating 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, as well as the fruit of Washington State's oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines (planted in 1962), the 2015 Harrison Hill is superb, wafting from the glass with notes of cassis, cherries, black tea, sweet cocoa nib and subtle pencil shavings. On the palate, it's full-bodied, velvety and layered, with superb depth and dimension, its tannins abundant but beautifully pixelated and its finish tangy and lingering. I'd expect this absolutely superb Bordeaux blend to see out its 30th birthday in style, but plan on cellaring it for 4 or 5 years at the bare minimum to allow it to realize all its considerable potential. Effortlessly balanced, this was my favorite of the DeLille Cellars wines reviewed here.