Blended Red

Château Mont-Redon, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France, 2007

A core of dark plum and fig fruit flavors with dark cherry and floral notes in the periphery.  Hints of anise on the finish.   $66

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, 2010

A deep and stately nose with elements of coffee, leather, and cassis. Big tannins and a tart, long finish. 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 8% Malbec and 6% Petit Verdot.   $62

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.   $45

Louis Bernard, Côtes du Rhône-Villages, France, 2007

Delicious blend (70% Grenache, 30% Syrah) with notable raspberry fruit and spice. $34

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