Tasted at 60-67 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: clear, evening magenta. Nose: Twin Peaks cherry pie, blackberry, strawberry liqueur. Mouthfeel: fluid, medium-bodied. Tail trail: 8 seconds. Flavors: spicy dark cherry, red licorice, undercurrent of mild curry spice, red velvet, leather, Pacific Coast cranberry. Paired with a savory chicken parmigiana. Meraviglioso!
Alcohol: 14.4%. Columbia Valley AVA. Estate vineyard (future Frenchman Hills AVA). Tuscan clones 19 and 23. 10% cabernet sauvignon. Cooperage: 50% new French, 40% once-tamed French, 10% USA. Aged 22 months. pH 3.68. TA 0.55%. 240 cases. Power: 2/5. Balance: 2/5. Depth: 2/5. Finesse: 3/5. Rated: 89. Value: $22. Paid: $23. Music pairing: “Deacon Blues” by Steely Dan. This is WAwineman… uncorked, uneducated but not uncouth.