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    Acclaim

    Best Buy2018 VintageWine EnthusiastMarch 26, 2020
    Great American ValuesWine SpectatorJuly 22, 2019
    89 Points, Best Value2014 VintageWine SpectatorJuly 1, 2015
    Bronze Medal2010 Vintage2012 US National Wine Competition - Vineyard & Winery ManagementApril 15, 2012
    Best Values - Buying Guide2009 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanOctober 15, 2011

    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


    89 Points, Top 200 Value of 20102007 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanOctober 15, 2010

    "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


    88 Points, Best Buy2007 VintageWine EnthusiastPaul GreguttAugust 1, 2010

    "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


    Silver Medal2006 VintageDallas Morning News CompetitionMarch 1, 2008
    88 Points, Top 250 Great Values under $202005 VintageWine Spectator Harvey Steiman October 31, 2007
    Best Buy - NW Red Blends2005 VintageWine Press Northwest April 1, 2007

    tasting notes

    Aromas of dark cherry and blackberry followed by tempting hints of brown sugar, spice and supple notes of vanilla. This Red Blend offers a round, velvety finish.

    winemaking notes

    • Vintage: 2018
    • Appellation: Columbia Valley
    • Grape Source: Goose Ridge Vineyard, Canyon Vineyard Ranch, Wallula
    • Varietal Blend: 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Syrah, 18% Malbec, 2% Merlot
    • Yeast: Enaris Ferm WS
    • Alcohol: 14%
    • TA: 5.40 g/l
    • RS: 5.79 g/l
    • pH: 3.87
    • Harvest Date: Sept. 15 - Nov. 18, 2018