Coiled Wines 2013 Black Mamba, Snake River Valley, $30

By on December 4, 2015

coiled-wines-black-mamba-nv-bottleLeslie Preston used a liberal arts degree from the University of Oregon to get into the University of California-Davis, where kismet guided her to into the school’s vaunted winemaking program. It took time, but the Boise native returned home, where she almost immediately became a leader in the wine industry. Here, she struck gold again at the 2015 Idaho Wine Competition with a sinewy blend of Petit Verdot and Syrah from Sawtooth Vineyard’s Block 64 that offers dense notes of blackberry, blueberry, cranberry and jasmine tea, yet finishes with a sense of smoothness.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 225 cases

Alcohol: 14.3%

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