SuLei Cellars 2013 Beet Red, Columbia Valley, $30

By on January 2, 2016

SuLei Cellars Beet Red labelOne of Walla Walla Valley winemaker Tanya Woodley’s early efforts with her proprietary Beet Red blend came in 2007, when she combined Cabernet Sauvignon (67%) and Syrah. Her latest effort marks a return to that combo and the same ratio; however she reaches beyond nearby Les Collines Vineyard with the inclusion of Gamache Vineyard near the Columbia River. Its plummy nose comes with chocolate-covered blueberry and notes of coffee and black pepper. The pour is round, rich, approachable and youthful with a plump fruit-forward structure of plum, blueberry and Marionberry.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 68 cases

Alcohol: 14%

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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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