Smasne Cellars 2010 Konner Ray Red, Columbia Valley, $50

By on January 3, 2014

smasne-cellars-logo-blackLast year’s Washington Winery of the Year for Wine Press Northwest magazine continues to impress with this special blend named for his young son. The blend of Bordeaux varieties from Verhey, Phinny Hill and Upland vineyards leads with Malbec (51%) and followed by substantial support from Cabernet Sauvignon (42%), Petit Verdot (4%) and Carmenere. Aromas offer up hints of cranberry, raspberry and dried herbs, along with vanilla, rosehip, ginger and vanilla. Gobs of ripe red fruit flavors are met with a bold tannin structure, while racy acidity and notes of juniper berry and cardamom extend the finish.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 70 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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