Wine – 2003 Six Prong, Columbia Valley Red Wine

02122007.jpgOver my last few trips through Washington and Oregon, I’ve tried some really enjoyable wines from the Columbia Valley. I picked this one up with those wines in mind, and certainly was not disappointed.

The blend is 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Sangiovese, 13% Merlot, 12% Malbec, 11% Grenache, 11% Syrah. An interesting blend to say the least.

On the nose there was interesting smoke with a bit of brown sugar. The first sips showed currant and pepper with almost a coffee overtone. I know it sounds like a lot going on, but I guess with six grapes contributing I could expect that.

What was particularly appealing was the way the nose evolved with time in the glass. About halfway through the evening, the wine had taken on a fantastic bouquet of sweet cedar and juniper. I think I enjoyed savouring the nose of my near empty glass as much as I did pouring myself another.

This is a really enjoyable bottle of wine. Definitely worth a go.

$26.99 at Liberty Wine Merchants

4 stars

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