Wild Meadows 2011 Red Beauty, Columbia Valley, $11

By on July 26, 2014

wild-meadows-red-beauty-columbia-valley-bottle-nvBest Buy! Some of Washington’s largest vineyards — Alder Ridge, Goose Ridge, Frenchman Hills and Wallula — contribute to this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (45%), Merlot (37%), Syrah (15%) and Cabernet Franc. Its dark garnet color comes with aromas of black cherry and blackberry, followed by flavors of Damson plum, blueberry breakfast syrup and more blackberry. The rich structure and bit of sweetness makes this a quaffer and candidate for those new to red wines.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 4,950 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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About Eric Degerman

Eric Degerman is the president and CEO of Great Northwest Wine. He is a journalist with more than 30 years of daily newspaper experience and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest with Andy Perdue and served as its managing editor for 15 years. He is a frequent wine judge along the West Coast and contributor to Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine, the region's longest-running golf publication.

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