Original Red Blend

Tasting Notes

Fruit forward wine with intense Blackberry aromatics, and a refined oak profile. Full bodied wine with soft approachable tannins. Lingering berry fruit flavors round out the finish, with good weight.

Winemaking Notes

Vintage: 2015

Varietal Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot and other reds

TA: 5.2 g/l

Alcohol: 13.54%

Vineyards: American

Fining: Components were fined with egg whites and gelatin

Aging: 8 Months Months

Yeast: Pasteur, Premier Cuvee

Acclaim

Silver Medal

2006 Vintage

Dallas Morning News Competition

Mar 01, 2008

88 Points, Top 250 Great Values under $20

2005 Vintage

Wine SpectatorHarvey Steiman

Oct 31, 2007

Best Buy - NW Red Blends

2005 Vintage

Wine Press Northwest

Apr 01, 2007

86 Points

2007 Vintage

Wine Spectator

Jun 30, 2009

88 Points, Best Buy

2007 Vintage

Wine Enthusiast

"The blend is mostly Merlot, with Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon filling it out. Plenty of stuffing here, with the tannic structure of a pricier wine. Black cherry fruit and a bonus lick of licorice in the finish." - Paul Gregutt, August 2010

Paul Gregutt

Aug 01, 2010

86 Points

2007 Vintage

Wine Enthusiast

"An all-purpose red wine, blending seven different grapes into a fruit bowl of forward berry flavors. Chill and drink it outdoors on a hot summer day." - Paul Gregutt, August 2010

Paul Gregutt

Aug 01, 2010

89 Points, Top 200 Value of 2010

2007 Vintage

Wine Spectator

"On the lighter side showing lovely red berry and sweet red pepper flavors that settle gently onto a bed of silky tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Malbec, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2014." - Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator

Harvey Steiman

Oct 15, 2010

Best Values - Buying Guide

2009 Vintage

Wine Spectator

There's a polished texture to this light red, which display appealing cherry, cinnamon and plum flavors that linger on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Syrah and Petit Verdot. Drink now. - Harvey Steiman, October 15, 2011

Harvey Steiman

Oct 15, 2011

Bronze Medal

2010 Vintage

2012 US National Wine Competition - Vineyard & Winery Management

Apr 15, 2012

87 Points, Best Buy

2010 Vintage

Wine EnthusiastPaul Gregutt

Sep 01, 2012

89 Points, Best Value

2014 Vintage

Wine Spectator

 

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