WeatherEye Hillfighter Red 2019

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14.70% /
750ml /
Vintage: 2019
  • MEL 92
  • WE 92
  • IWR 92
  • JCR 16.5/20
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WeatherEye Hillfighter Red 2019, crafted by renowned winemaker Todd Alexander is a triumph of the Red Mountain terroir. This enticing blend of 53% Tempranillo, 30% Syrah, and 17% Mourvadre paints a vivid picture of Washington’s potential in a glass.

In the glass, Hillfighter Red 2019 exhibits a deep, alluring garnet hue, hinting at the wine’s depth and complexity. On the nose, an enticing bouquet unfolds, offering an array of ripe black fruits, enriched by cedarwood, and a delicate interplay of spice and dried herb nuances. The aromas are dark and brooding, with whispers of dark chocolate, wood spice, and luscious cherry.

Upon the first sip, this medium to full-bodied red blend envelops the palate with a silky, rounded texture, setting the stage for a symphony of flavors to dance across the senses. Ripe fruit notes dominate, supported by a foundation of structured tannins that provide balance and age-worthy potential. The mid-palate, in particular, shines with richness and concentration.

Critics rave about this wine, with Wine Enthusiast awarding it an impressive 92 points, applauding its texture and aging potential. Jancis Robinson joins the chorus with a score of 16.5/20, noting its undeniable appeal.

WeatherEye Hillfighter Red 2019 is a testament to the excellence that can be achieved in the heart of Red Mountain. For those who appreciate bold, complex reds, this wine promises not only immediate pleasure but also the prospect of future rewards with short-term cellaring. A true gem from the heights of Washington winemaking.


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Critical Acclaim

MEL 92
Mel's Notes
Color: Deep, alluring garnet hue.
Nose: An array of ripe black fruits, enriched by cedarwood, spice, and dried herb nuances, with whispers of dark chocolate, wood spice, and luscious cherry.
Flavor Profile: Dominated by ripe fruit notes, including black plum, blackberry, and cherry, complemented by dark chocolate, wood spice, and dried rosemary.
Body of the Wine: Medium to full-bodied.
Tannin Structure: Structured and firm, providing balance and age-worthy potential.
Sweetness Levels: Dry.
Acidity Levels: Balanced acidity, adding to the wine's vibrancy.
Food Pairings: The richness and complexity of Hillfighter Red 2019 would pair beautifully with grilled meats, hearty stews, and rich, savory cheeses.
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast
Hillfighter is a second label for WeatherEye, a new site located on the top of Red Mountain made from declassified lots. A blend of 53% Tempranillo, 30% Syrah and 17% Mourvèdre, the aromas are brooding, with notes of dark chocolate, wood spice and cherry. Firm tannins back it up. It's a whole lot of wine. Give it a short decant.
IWR 92
International Wine Report
The Hillfighter from Weathereye is the second label wine that will come in at a lower price point and is a blend of 53% Tempranillo, 30% Syrah, and 17% Mourvedre and is mostly neutral French oak. Aromas of black plum, cracked black pepper, dusty country road, and dried rosemary jump from the glass. Balanced acidity, grippy tannins and yummy black fruit express themselves on the palate. 143 cases produced.
JCR 16.5/20
Jancis Robinson
Medium ruby in colour. Chocolate, cocoa nibs, blackberry and brown-butter nose. Concentrated on the palate with chewy tannins and soft acidity.

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Weathereye Vineyard, situated on the windswept ridgeline of Red Mountain in Washington State's Red Mountain AVA, has quickly established itself as a notable winery in the region. Founded by Cameron Myhrvold in 2004, the vineyard covers 30 acres and is dedicated to growing Rhône, Bordeaux, and Spanish grape varieties. The unique aspect of WeatherEye lies in its meticulous vineyard management. The team has designed and managed the vineyard as a collection of "micro-blocks," adapting trellising methods and densities to match the diverse soils, topography, and exposures of the site. This approach, inspired by traditional techniques from France's Rhône Valley, enhances the character and distinctiveness of their fruit and wines. Under the guidance of vineyard manager Ryan Johnson, who...check our brand WeatherEye Vineyard

Winemaker of WeatherEye Hillfighter Red 2019

Todd Alexander

Todd Alexander

Meet Todd Alexander, an exceptional winemaker with a stellar reputation. Hailing from Napa Valley, Todd gained invaluable experience and rose to prominence while working on production teams at renowned wineries such as Plumpjack and CADE. His talent and dedication eventually led him to the esteemed position of winemaker at the illustrious Bryant Family Vineyard. In 2014, Todd made a bold move, relocating his family to Washington to assume the role of winemaker at Force Majeure. Simultaneously, he embarked on his own venture, founding Holocene wines. Todd's creations have consistently received critical acclaim, earning him a well-deserved status as one of the foremost winemaking talents in the United States.
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Nestled in the heart of Washington State, the Red Mountain American Viticultural Area (AVA) has garnered a reputation as one of the premier wine regions in the United States. Declared an AVA in 2001, Red Mountain has since captivated wine enthusiasts with its unique terroir and exceptional grape varieties. Located in Benton County, Washington, Red Mountain AVA spans over 4,040 acres of picturesque landscapes. Situated in the eastern part of the state, the region benefits from a continental climate with warm, sunny summers and cool, breezy nights. The area experiences a remarkable diurnal temperature variation, which... ...Check Region for more information

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