Chester-Kidder 2010 Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $50

By on July 5, 2014

chester-kidder-nv-bottleEarlier this year, the 2009 vintage of Gilles Nicault’s wine for Long Shadows proprietor Allen Shoup was served at the White House for French President François Hollande. Here, the Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend of Syrah (28%) and Petit Verdot (5%) comes primarily from Candy Mountain and Red Mountain, which explains the age-worthy power bottled up. The 30 months inside French barrels explains the nose of espresso, dark toast, cocoa and minerality. Its drinking profile is big, dark and lengthy with black cherry, bittersweet chocolate and black olive, featuring an undertone of pomegranate. While it remains available via the winery’s tasting rooms in Walla Walla and Woodinville, there’s a chance your local wine merchant also stocks these wines.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 989 cases

Alcohol: 15.1%

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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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