Blended Red

Spring Valley, Frederick, Walla Walla, Washington, 2010

Aromas of dark fruit, plum and rose petal and complex flawors of licorice and fresh ripe summer berries with a long, soft finish.  55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 18% Merlot, 8 % Petit Verdot. $58

Girard, Artistry, Napa Valley, California, 2012

Bordeaux-like, offering a mix of density and restraint, this features a core of chewy blackberry, mineral, cedar, cigar box, licorice adn roasted coffee notes.  Ends with taut, gripping tannins and good length. Cabernet Sauvignon,  Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Merlot.   $74

Tamarack, Firehouse Red, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2010

The robust nose offers a stream of blackberry, black cherry and chocolate, followed by tar, soy sauce and crushed leaf. The influence of Syrah becomes more prominent on the palate, where ripe black fruit of boysenberry, The berry flavors create tremendous mouth feel and terrific balance.  34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32%Syrah, 12% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec, 4% Sangiovese, 2% Zinfandel, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Carmenere.  $42

Warwick, Three Cape Ladies, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2010

A  beauty.  Polished, with dense but rounded tannins framing the ample core of cassis, blackberry and fig.  Graphite and tea notes compliment the lengthy finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage and Syrah.   $44

Mollydooker, Two Left Feet, Australia, 2013

Polished, ripe and generous with its blackberry, mocha and sage flavors, brilliantly focused and elegantly balanced, lingering effortlessly on the seamless finish. Complex and inviting.   70% Shiraz, 16% Cabernet and 14% Merlot. $46

Cesari, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, DOCG, Italy, 2008

The taut tannins provide the muscle, backing flavors of juicy, sun-dried cherry, grilled herb and smoke, with hints of date and licorice and a lightly dusty finish.  Blend of Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara. $82