Brian Carter Cellars 2015 Takahashi Red Wine Blend, Columbia Valley, $38

By on May 27, 2019

Blending specialist Brian Carter handed this project over to longtime assistant Robert Takahashi, who created the blend of Malbec (58%), Merlot (34%) and Cabernet Franc. Thanks in part of vineyard sources such as StoneTree on the Wahluke Slope and Olsen in the Yakima Valley, there’s a gorgeous theme of blueberry compote, blackberries, dark cherry and oak spices. This second edition of the BCC Dedication Series went on to capture a double gold medal at the 2019 Cascadia International Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 1,600 cases

Alcohol: 14%

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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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