Cairdeas Winery 2013 Tri Red Wine Blend, Yakima Valley, $36

By on September 21, 2016

cairdeas-triThis winery on the north shore of Lake Chelan focuses on producing wines similar to those in France’s Rhône Valley. This a class GSM blend, with Mourvèdre leading the way, followed by Syrah and Grenache. It’s a fascinating red with aromas of coriander, orange zest and raspberry, followed by flavors of lovely dark red fruits and a certain dustiness that provides additional complexity. It’s all backed by perfectly balanced fruit and acidity, with lovely mild tannins adding the right amount of structure. This won double gold and best of class at the 2016 Wenatchee Wine & Food Festival wine competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 250 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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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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