Smasne Cellars 2010 Upland Vineyard Ancient Rocks, Snipes Mountain, $44

By on May 9, 2013

Washington wineOwner/winemaker Robert Smasne’s latest creation is this Southern Rhône-style red from Snipes Mountain – and it is simply stunning. It’s a blend of Grenache (52%), Mourvédre (26%), Syrah (19%) and a touch of Viognier. It opens with aromas of brown sugar, cocoa powder, fresh plum and sage. On the palate, it reveals flavors of Marionberry, boysenberry, vanilla bean and black cherry. It’s an inviting wine with great acidity and mild, approachable tannins.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 106 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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