Agate Creek Cellars NV Floodstick Red 2.0, Washington, $24

By on April 6, 2014

agate-creek-cellars-floodstick-red 2.-labelA red blend that’s primed with Cabernet Sauvignon, winemaker John Petaja names this as reference to the Chehalis River. The nose hints at chocolate-covered pomegranate, blackberry, coffee and white pepper. There’s richness on the entry of cordial cherry filling and blueberry, backed by modest tannins and a pleasing finish of red currant acidity. It is supremely drinkable and was voted the best red of the 2014 Capital Food and Wine Festival Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 74 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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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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