Cathedral Ridge Winery 2009 Rock Star Red, Columbia Valley, $48

By on September 18, 2013

cathedral-ridge-rock-star-red-bottleOne of the top wineries in the Columbia Gorge, owner Robb Bell recently opened a tasting room in Dundee, Ore., and this suave blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%) and Syrah offers a pleasant change of pace for those Pinot Noir tourists. The nose carries a theme of blackberry, Belgian chocolate and espresso, and that brambleberry flavor leads the entry. The midpalate features plums, huckleberry, cherries and more chocolate amid a framing of sandy tannins with a focus of blueberry acidity in the farewell.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 200 cases

Alcohol: 14.8%

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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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