Doug McCrea shifted his focus from Rhône Valley varieties to those throughout the Iberian Peninsula in 2006, and this “sacred fire” blend features Malbec and Tempranillo using fruit from Two Coyote Vineyard in the Yakima Valley. The complex nose flashes black currant, black cherry, blueberry, walnut, ground savory and saddle leather. The drink is rich, dark and leads to nice flavors of ripe plum and blackberry. Chocolaty tannins and juicy pomegranate acidity give it great focus. These wines are available both at the Salida Wine Bar in Yelm and in the new “The Latin Corner” tasting room in downtown Walla Walla, a space shared between Doug McCrea of Salida and Gino Cuneo of G. Cuneo.
Production: 146 cases