Newhouse Family Vineyards 2013 Upland Vineyards Vestige Red Wine, Snipes Mountain $53

By on January 16, 2022

Rhône varieties love the heat generated along the slopes of Snipes Mountain and historic Upland Vineyards, and Newhouse family works with winemaker Ron Bunnell — one of Washington’s top talents with Rhône reds — for this Syrah-based blend with Malbec and Merlot that finished as one of the highest-ranking proprietary reds of the Platinum. Despite its age, its wardrobe remains brilliantly vibrant, as is the structure. Think of roasted meat, dusted black cherry, chocolate mint and spice box tones with sumptuously soft tannins. This is the fifth Platinum that Bunnell has crafted for Newhouse, and the third in the past five years. Awards: Sunset International (best of class/double gold), Seattle Wine Awards (double gold).

Rating: Double Platinum, 97 points

Production: 99 cases

Alcohol: 14.3%

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