Winery Tasting Notes: “Wonderfully complex, the nose shows aromas of lilac, violet, rose petal, blackberry, mulberry, raspberry compote, clove, sandalwood and cedar box. On the palate the wine is vibrant, fresh and focused with delicious flavors of spiced quince, cranberry, dried fig, wild fruit, tobacco leaf and tar. Plush and fleshy with supple tannin, great energy and lingering finish.”
Blend: Syrah 48%, Grenache 32%, Mourvedre 20%
Alcohol Level: 14.5%
Cases Produced: 1200
Winemaker Name: Michael Corliss
Maturity: Drink Now – 2020
Pairings: Carnitas, Italian Sausage, Hearty Pasta Dishes with Roasted Red Peppers. Anything roasty, smokey, meaty!
Staff Review: RICHARD HAMILTON – Everyone needs a “secret squirrel” right? A wine that over-delivers for the price point and flies under the radar. One of the most enjoyable jobs we have at Carpe Vino is seeking out these small production, under the radar wines for our loyal Club Members! This awesome blend is made by Corliss Estates (Absolutely delicious and very hard to get Washington State wines!) but isn’t even mentioned on the website… That’s how underground this stuff is! Tons of red fruit, raspberry, cranberry, with spicy earthy notes and hints of tar. Full bodied but never heavy. The fresh acidity keeps you coming back for another sip. Squirrel some away while you still can!
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