Brian Carter Cellars 2014 Trentenaire Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $50

By on September 26, 2018

Brian Carter could well be Washington’s master of blends, with his long tenure as a top winemaker and his enthusiasm for blending. His 2014 Trentenaire, which is Petit Verdot-focused, is named in recognition of his three decades of winemaking, and it’s a suitable tribute, with elegant blackberry, blueberry and blackcurrant aromatics and flavors, plus smooth, chocolaty tannins in its finish. Serve up a thyme and black pepper crusted steak or roast with it. This won a gold medal at the sixth annual Cascadia International Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 292 cases

Alcohol: 14.4%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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