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  • Catalyst Red Blend

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    Acclaim

    90 pts, 100 Top Values of 20162013 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanDecember 31, 2016

    "Broad and spicy, with pepper and licorice accents to the dark berry flavors as they pick up momentum on the finish. Syrah blend."


    87 points2011 VintageRobert Parker Wine AdvocateJune 1, 2014
    The Catalyst- 88 points2011 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanMay 31, 2014

    Fresh and vibrant, open-textured and appealing, with cherry and herb flavors that persist easily on the deftly balanced finish.


    88 Points2011 VintageWine EnthusiastSean SullivanMarch 1, 2014
    90 Points2011 VintageTasting Panel OnlineAnthony Dias Blue December 1, 2013

    "Ripe and fresh with rich plum, blackberry and spice; juicy, dense and balanced with vibrant flavors and a long, tangy finish."


    89 Points2010 VintageInternational Wine ReviewOctober 1, 2013

    This is an inexpensive blend. It reveals cedar, lead pencil, and rich toasted oak on
    the nose. It has nice flavor on the entry, fruit forward without
    a lot of weight on the mid palate but richly flavored
    and a long finish. Great value.


    90 Points 2010 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanJune 30, 2013
    Gold Medal2010 VintageGreat Northwest Wine CompetitionAndy PerdueMarch 17, 2013
    Double Gold - American Fine Wine Competition2010 VintageAmerican Fine Wine CompetitionFebruary 1, 2013
    89 Points2010 VintageWine AdvocateJeb DunnuckNovember 30, -0001
    89 Points, Best Buy2013 VintageBeverage Testing Institute November 30, -0001

    tasting notes

    Dark purple in color and a lively entry with plum and blackberry aromas that are met with hints of tobacco and clove. The 2012 Catalyst Red Blend is firm on the palate with rich and elegant flavors of stone fruit, black currant and blackberry. This Syrah-driven wine has a moderately lingering finish and is perfect for food pairing.

    winemaking notes

    • Vintage: 2013
    • Varietal Blend: 49% Syrah, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot
    • Appellation: Columbia Valley
    • Vineyards: Alder Ridge, Goose Ridge, Willow Crest, Jones & Shaw, Canyon Vineyard Ranch
    • Oak: 10 months in French and American Oak, 20% New Oak
    • Alcohol: 12.8%