Wednesday, October 30, 2013

LE2013 - Red Mountain, Washington Cabernet Merlot

Red Mountain, Washington Cabernet Merlot
Order by November 29th for April 2014

Red Mountain, Washington 
Red Mountain in Washington State is graced with southwest facing slopes for warmer temperatures and more sunlight hours than any other part of the Columbia Valley. The Yakima River moderates temperature, and the cool air flowing from the north prevents frost from forming, allowing grapes to safely hang for extended periods.

A darkly powerful wine with immediate notes of oak and blackcurrants on the nose come to mingle with peppery spice and cedar, supported by a fruit-driven palate of boysenberry, plum, redcurrant and black cherry. The finish is boldly tannic, with a mouth-filling grip of dense, brambly fruit. 
The tannins in this wine call for grilled meat and game: steak with blue cheese butter, saddle of venison, and especially roasted lamb with herbs. 


Sweetness: Dry 
Body: Medium-Full 
Alcohol: 13.5%


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