Sparkman Cellars 2013 Columbia Valley Wilderness Red
Columbia Valley, Washington ABV: 14.7%
WE - 89 (2010)
W&S - 92 (2011) 91 (2010)
WS - 91 (2010)
Each year Wilderness, a red blend, is always something different. One year, a Bordeaux blend, the next year something else. This year's blend is 58% Syrah, 18% Grenache, 14% Petite Sirah, 4% Touriga Nacional, 3% Tinta Madeira, and 3% Tinta Cao. These Columbia Valley AVA grapes are sourced from Olsen, Oasis, Clifton Hill, Uplands, Boushey, and Lonesome Spring Vineyards. Aged in 20% new American Puncheons and 80% French second fill and older.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this licorice and vanilla-spiced blend support the Wilderness Society.
Sparkman Cellars is located in Woodinville, Washington. The first vintages, 2004 through 2006, were made at Mark Ryan Winery, with help from the godfather of the Woodinville wine scene, Mark Ryan McNeilly. As with many wineries in western Washington, Sparkman sources their grapes from some of the finest vineyards in eastern Wasington.
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