Coach House Cellars NV Garage Red Wine Blend, Columbia Valley, $13

By on June 20, 2016

coach-house-cellars-garage-red-white-blend-nv-bottleBest Buy! Bellingham winemakers Paxton Rembert and Scott Whitman operate a downtown tasting room in Fairhaven’s Rustic Coffee + Wine Bar, but the concept for this blend of Yakima Valley fruit was developed in Rembert’s garage. Understandably, they named this non-vintage blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (56%) and Merlot as a tribute to those beginnings. It’s a nicely balanced and fruit-driven drink with aromas of strawberry taffy, black cherry, baking spices, toast and moist concrete. Marionberry opens the floodgates of flavors that include boysenberry, Montmorency cherry, crushed herbs and vanilla extract, adding up to a pleasing and long finish.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 368 cases

Alcohol: 13.51%

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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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