Ryan Patrick Vineyards 2012 Rock Island Red, Wahluke Slope, $20

By on October 7, 2015

ryan-patrick-vineyards-rock-island-red-2012-bottleWahluke Slope winemaker Jeremy Santo weaves this blend of Merlot (58%) that receives a delicious amount of Syrah (36%) into a drink of dark chocolate, cherry, vanilla extract and coffee. Its lighter structure offers a smooth entry with a gracious finish of Bing cherry, red currant and cranberry.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 3,200 cases

Alcohol: 15.5%

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