Rich Burton continues to produce thoughtful and marvelously balanced wines, and the Seattle urban winemaker focuses much of his attention on Rhône-inspired project. In fact, the Washington State University product uses this GSM-ish blend as his flagship red wine, and the inclusion of Cinsault (23%) the formula of Syrah (58%), Mourvèdre (11%) and Grenache adds to the brightness. It opens with juicy plum and raspberry fruit, white pepper and eucalyptus aromas. On the palate, coffee notes emerge, lending a savoriness to the bright red and black fruit. Suggested pairings include roasted duck with creaberries, lamb chops, braised short ribs and grilled pork chops. This wine has racked up a number of gold medals at West Coast judgings, including the 2019 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition.
Production: 371 cases
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