Hamilton Cellars 2010 Bona Vita Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $28

By on July 15, 2015

hamilton-cellars-bona-vita-2010-labelIn three years, Russ and Stacie Hamilton will be able to use estate fruit Red Mountain for their Bona Vita. In the meantime, this blend of Malbec (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (26%), Merlot (13%) and Petit Verdot created by their winemaker/neighbor Charlie Hoppes is showing beautifully. Aromas of Bing cherry, blackberry, poached plum include toffee, cola nut and sarsaparilla. There’s a continuation of that dark fruit profile on the palate, leading with boysenberry jam, black currant and maple syrup flavors. Mild tannins are framed nicely with tangy acidity and a finish of cherry pie filling.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 394 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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