Sparkman Cellars “Wilderness” Red 2013

$23.99 (PA tax not included)

91 points, Wine Enthusiast. From this award-winning winery comes a veritable kitchen sink of red grapes, including Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Tempranillo, Souzāo (Portuguese grape) and Touriga Naçional (Portuguese). This is one heavy-hitting red and will really open your mind, to Washington wine!

Description

Kelly and Chris Sparkman launched Sparkman Cellars in Woodinville, Washington in 2004 to focus on their family. With many years in the hospitality world, they felt uniquely situated in the midst of the Northwest’s extraordinary and booming wine industry. Winemakers, growers, restaurant folks and wine shop people all made up this community that they found compelling.

Their tag line is: Family. Good Livin’. Damn Fine Wine.

http://www.sparkmancellars.com

Additional information

Tasting Notes

Notes of toast, pencil lead, spice, violets, blueberry, and blackberry. A structured wine with excellent depth, savory, ripe flavors, and a lengthy finish!

Food Pairing Tips:

Oh yeah. This is crying out for a grilled New York Strip with Gorgonzola butter. Maybe some buttery mashed potatoes?

Alcohol by Volume

14.5%

Country/Region

Columbia Valley, Washington

Grape / Varietal Type(s):

grenache, Petite Sirah, Souzāo, Syrah, Tempranillo, Touriga Naçional