Northwest Cellars 2010 Intrigue, Yakima Valley, $28

By on January 14, 2014

northwest-cellars-intrigue-2010-labelPuget Sound vintner Bob Delf produced a winning formula with his blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (51%), Syrah (34%), Petit Verdot (13%) and Malbec. The Syrah notes take over the nose in attractive fashion as blackberry jam leads allspice, tar and smoky toast. There’s a huge “Wow!” factor on the rich palate with blackberry, blueberry and cherry flavors wrapped up amid well-managed tannins and good acidity. Black pepper spice creates a long finish. While this wine no longer is available at the Kirkland headquarters, a few bottles can be had at the Nectar Tasting Room in downtown Spokane.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 146 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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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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