This two-barrel, Meritage-style blend of Merlot (45%), Cabernet Sauvignon (45%) and Malbec from Renton, Wash., winemaker Micah Nasarow focuses on Burgess Vineyard near Pasco, historic Portteus Vineyard in the Rattlesnake Hills and Two Blondes, an estate site for cult producer Andrew Will. It’s big, smoky, spicy and meaty from start to finish, showcasing notes of juicy purple fruit tones akin to blueberry, pomegranate and black currant. Frontal, yet, managed tannins lead out with hints of anise and oak. Suggested pairings include a seasoned strip steak. These wines are available off-premise in the Cedar River Valley at All Things Wine, The Wine Alley, Top of the Hill, Vino at the Landing, Melrose Grill and Jak’s Grill in Issaquah.
Production: 43 cases
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