Tasted at 59-69 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: garnet-rimmed magenta. Nose: straight plum, raspberry. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied. Tail trail: 8 seconds. Flavors: black cherry, bacon bits, red plum. Food pairing was chop steak–good.
Alcohol: 14.8%. 60% syrah, 40% merlot. Columbia Valley AVA. Vineyards: 40% Connor Lee (merlot), 40% West Hills (syrah), 20% Gamache (syrah). 240 cases. Owners: Steve Anderson, Matt Riesenweber, Bob Bertsch, and Daniel Schulte. Power: 3/5. Balance: 2/5. Depth: 2/5. Finesse: 3/5. Rated: 90. Value: $20. Paid: $18. This is WAwineman… uncorked, uneducated but not uncouth.