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Hedges Cellars

Hedges Cellars om and Anne-Marie Hedges began Hedges Cellars in 1987. By keeping a narrow focus on a few varieties and a few wines, Hedges has become a landmark winery in Washington State. The first wine produced was a Bordeaux-inspired blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot labeled Cabernet · Merlot. The wine was sold exclusively in the Swedish market and was an immediate success. Distribution was initiated in the U.S. in late 1990 with the 1989 vintage of Cabernet · Merlot. In order to maintain quality control, the Hedges began securing grapes from some of the finest vineyards in the state. Tom and Anne-Marie went to Red Mountain, a sub-growing region of the Columbia Valley, which is internationally recognized as producing distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah. Hedges purchased land on Red Mountain in 1989 and planted 18 acres of Merlot, 16 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1 acre of Cabernet Franc. Additional acreage was purchased in 1997 and planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (14), Merlot (8), Cabernet Franc (3), and Syrah (5). Hedges portfolio expanded in 1992 with the addition of Fumé · Chardonnay. A combination of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, Hedges Fumé · Chardonnay has rapidly become the white wine equivalent of Hedges Columbia Valley Cabernet · Merlot in that it has quickly been recognized for its exceptional quality and value. “Three Vineyards” as the name implies, is composed of fruit from three vineyards: the Hedges Estate Vineyards (Chateau and Bel’Villa) and Red Mountain Vineyard (RMV). Red Mountain Reserve is made from small production lots of the finest barrels from these same vineyard sources. Red Mountain Reserve and Three Vineyards wines are produced from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and occasionally Cabernet Franc grown exclusively on Red Mountain, Washington’s foremost wine producing area. The chateau-styled winery shown above was completed at the Hedges Estate Vineyard in 1995. In 1997 a facility in Issaquah, just East of Seattle, was completed to house a tasting room, hospitality center with professional kitchen, and administrative offices. Today, Hedges Cellars wines can be found in 45 states and 15 foreign countries.

From Seattle: Take I-90 eastbound 17 miles to 2nd Issaquah exit: #17 Front St. Turn right at the end of the off-ramp and take the first left, which is Gilman Blvd. Hedges Cellars will be 500 yards down Gilman on the right.

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195 NE Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA, US, 98027 Email:
Phone: 800-859-9463 Web:
Fax: 425-391-3827
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  CMS Red, Columbia Valley
Freshness, toasted oak, vanilla, cloves and a hint of licorice combine with black raspberry and cassis aromas in this sophisticated yet easy-drinking red wine. The tannins are firm yet chewy, with medium-plus body, fruit and vanilla sweetness, lingering acidity and long, balanced finish.
  CMS White
Shimmering light straw color with grapefruit, gooseberry, and ripe pear aromas provide an enticing introduction. The characteristic brilliant acidity of Sauvignon Blanc along with the lovely round mouth-feel of Chardonnay are present. Flavors of banana, gooseberry, and pear dominate with subtle hints of vanilla and fresh herbs. CMS White is the perfect complement to oysters, crab, scallops, or by itself as an aperitif
  Fume - Chardonnay
Floral aromas of honeysuckle and lemon introduce this delightful blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. A smooth and slightly viscous mouthfeel is accented by flavors of pineapple and melon. The wine is crisp with refreshing acidity complimented by a hint of toasty vanilla oak.
  Red Mountain Reserve
The color is dark ruby, characteristic of wines from Red Mountain. Dense, ripe black cherry, blackberry, and cassis fruit aromas perfectly balanced by toasted oak and vanilla aromas with hints of cola, licorice, and clove spice. Lush and round in the front of the mouth followed by an explosion of fruit flavors with hints of toast and earth. Tannins are firm yet silky and the finish is long and sumptuous.
  Three Vineyards
Deeply colored, this wine is seamlessly integrated with concentrated aromas of black fruits, cassis and clove with sweetly toasted oak, licorice, cola and plum. On the palate, flavors of spice, cassis, black cherry and toasted oak start softly and are well-balanced with firm acids and continue with a long, lingering finish.
  Three Vineyards
Dark, deep color. Intense, dark, almost black fruit with a mint/menthol background along with toasty, spicy oak and hints of vanilla, cocoa and earth. A stunning bouquet with great complexity. The mouth feel is full and rich with a great balance of dark fruit and toasty, spicy oak flavors. Nice acidity, firm structure and a long finish.
  Two Vineyards
Classic dark Syrah color. Soft, round cassis and black cherry fruit aromas with notes of smoke, meat and cocoa. The mouth feel is full and round with balanced dark and vibrant fruit, smoke and toasted oak flavors. Crisp acidity with a rounder, plusher mouth feel and softer structure that a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. An inviting blend.


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