Smasne Cellars 2010 County Line Red, Columbia Valley, $24

By on May 14, 2013

Washington wineWinemaker Robert Smasne grew up on County Line Road near the Yakima Valley town of Grandview, and this blend pays tribute to it. This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (56%), Malbec (19%), Syrah (18%) and Merlot, and it opens with big aromas of chocolate, vanilla bean, cedar, sage and black cherry. This gives way to rich, round flavors of intense black fruit backed with just the right amount of structure.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 500 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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