2005 Russell Creek Winery Tributary

OK folks, I’ve been busy and am plum out of the witty wine analogies. I’ll just get right down to it. I visited this winery in Walla Walla early last year and have drunk a few of their wines since.

Mmmmm… this one is a juicy, deep, dark and sexy New World Cab blend (56% Cabernet Sauvignon and 44% Merlot). Yes, it is. I gave it roughly 2 hours in the decanter to open up. Once there, it gave layers of intense dark cherry and berry fruit to go along with some dark chocolate and oak-driven spice on the medium-long finish.

I loved this wine. It just gave me exactly what I was looking for on Saturday. In a word, it was decadent. My mouth was left wanting more – and that’s never a bad thing.

$32.99 at LDB stores here in BC.

4 1/2 stars

2 comments
  • http://www.farmsteadwines.com Jeff

    After making my first camping trip to Washington this summer I made a promise to myself that to get down there every chance I got. Great wine at half the BC price by a campfire, that's what I'm talking about! My question is do you know a killer wine store between Vancouver and Seattle that I can clean out on the way to my campsite and then again on the way home?

  • http://www.farmsteadwines.com Jeff

    After making my first camping trip to Washington this summer I made a promise to myself that to get down there every chance I got. Great wine at half the BC price by a campfire, that's what I'm talking about! My question is do you know a killer wine store between Vancouver and Seattle that I can clean out on the way to my campsite and then again on the way home?