Clear, medium-deep intensity, bright ruby red with purple tones. Clean on the nose with medium-full intensity aromas of tobacco, dried herbs, licorice, molasses, black fruit, plum, and boysenberry. Dry on the palate, full bodied, medium-high acidity, medium-high tannin, and medium to medium-high alcohol. Flavors of blackberry jam, dried black fruit, tobacco, cedar chips, sage, and leaves. Hold for 2-3 years before opening. Pair with black pepper and blue cheese topped sirloin with caramelized onions. Recommended. RR

WHO: Chester | Kidder Winery
WHAT: Red Blend – cabernet sauvignon (60%), syrah (25%), petit verdot (14%), cabernet franc (1%)
WHERE: Columbia Valley, Washington
WHEN: 2007
HOW MUCH: $50 (media sample)

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