Auclair Winery 2013 Artz Vineyard Left Blend Red Wine, Red Mountain, $48

By on July 16, 2016

auclair-winery-artz-vineyard-left-blend-red-wine-2013-bottleThe late Fred Artz was a key figure in the development of vineyards on Red Mountain, and Woodinville boutique winemaker Charlie Auclair continues to pay homage with this Bordeaux blend that’s heavy on Cabernet Sauvignon (80%) and new French oak (75%). Aromas of red cherry and cassis are joined by California red peppercorn, cinnamon bark and a pinch of dried herbs. It turns a bit darker on the palate with flavors of Marionberry pie and blueberry with firm dusty tannins that arrive early and stay late, backed by juicy acidity. Auclair favors this with a barbecue-grilled sirloin.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 110 cases

Alcohol: 14.6%

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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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