Tribute Red Blend

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90 points2013 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanDecember 31, 2016

Dark, focused and juicy in texture, with crisp tannins wrapped around a lively core of red pepper—accented black cherry and dark chocolate flavors. Lingers well. 


91 Points2012 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanDecember 15, 2015

Ripe, focused and distinctive, showing tension between the raspberry and currant fruit, gently wrapped in a blanket of fine-grained tannins. The finish keeps singing expressively. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2022


91 points2012 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanNovember 1, 2015

"Ripe, focused and distinctive, showing tension between the raspberry and currant fruit, gently wrapped in a blanket of fine-grained tannins. The finish keeps singing expressively. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2022."


94 Points2012 Vintage2015 Critics ChallengeJune 1, 2015
Tribute Red Blend - 92 Points2011 VintageWine & SpiritsPatrick ComiskeyMay 1, 2014
90 Points - Editors' Choice2010 VintageWine EnthusiastSean SullivanDecember 1, 2013
94 Points - Publisher's Pick2011 VintageTasting Panel MagazineMeridith MayOctober 15, 2013
89+ Points2010 VintageInternational Wine ReviewOctober 1, 2013

Richly fragrant with notes of dark red fruit and cola. It is full and rich on the palate with very good acidity, nice complexity of flavors, and mature tannins. It has a nice chalky finish with someviolet/blueberry and light coconut notes.


Recommended2010 VintageWashington PostDave McIntyreSeptember 26, 2013

“A stylish blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and syrah, it’s a lovely example of what Washington state can accomplish. I appreciate the light touch with the oak that allows the fruit to shine through. This wine can often be found at a lower price, making it an even better value.”


Top Washington Wines Under $252010 VintageSeattle Metropolitan September 1, 2013
90 Points- Editors Choice2009 VintageWine EnthusiastSean SullivanMay 1, 2013

tasting notes

Dark fruit, flint and tanned leather aromatics. Fruit bomb with Van Cherry, currant and all spice. Finishes with anise, toasty oak and lingering dark fruit flavors. Acid is bright and balances this full bodied and round tannin wine.

winemaking notes

  • Vintage: 2014
  • Varietal Blend: 39% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec, 10% Petit Verdot, 6% Petite Sirah, 6% Carmenere
  • Appellation: Columbia Valley
  • Grape source: Mirage, XL, Canyon Vineyard Ranch, Klipsun, Taylor Mag, Waterbrook Estate, Summit View, Blackrock
  • pH: 3.68
  • TA: 5.9 g/l
  • Alcohol: 13.7%
  • Oak: 33% New French Oak, 67% second-and-fourth-use white oak
  • Aged: 22 Months
  • Yeast: Pasteur Red, Andante
  • Harvest Dates: September 3, 2014 - October 1, 2014
  • Bottling Date: August 10-12, 2016
  • Cases Produced: 4,808