Smasne Cellars 2011 The Farmer Red, Columbia Valley, $18

By on July 21, 2014

smasne-cellars-the-farmer-red-2011-labelYakima Valley winemaker Robert Smasne turns Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Syrah from Verhey, Coyote Canyon and Upland vineyards into this value-minded blend that’s a touch better than its debut of the previous vintage. The nose of black currant, blackberry and huckleberry also picks up crushed herbs and Western serviceberry. Its rich and creamy structure presents flavors akin to black cherry and more huckleberry with boysenberry acidity. Tamed tannins swirl with black pepper in the finish.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 600 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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