Northwest Cellars 2010 Serenade Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $19

By on November 30, 2013

northwest-cellars-serenade-2010-labelRobert Smasne’s winemaking continues to elevate the program at this Kirkland, Wash., operation. He’s created a robust blend of Syrah (42%), Cabernet Sauvignon (29%), Merlot (25%) and Malbec at an approachable price. The nose shows heavy barrel toast notes with French roast coffee and black licorice alongside black cherry and plum. A tilt brings flavors of dark cherries and chocolate. A good core of red plum and sandy tannins makes for pleasing length.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 636 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%


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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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