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Red blends big deal across great Northwest
L’Ecole No. 41 2013 Candy Mountain Vineyard Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $39
The trio of vintner Marty Clubb, winemaker Mike Sharon and vineyard manager Tom Waliser combines for their successful second vintage of Candy Mountain Vineyard Red Wine. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Merlot is a mirror of the debut bottling from the 2010 vintage, and harvest was wrapped up for the Cab by Sept. 20 — two weeks sooner than during the cool vintage three years earlier from near Red Mountain. It spent 22 months in 35% new French oak, giving it heady aromas of toast, bittersweet chocolate and finely ground espresso with black cherry. Inside, it’s big, rich and chcoolaty with cassis and blackberry flavors, racy acidity and a raspberry finish.
Production: 250 cases