Sparkman Cellars 2013 Columbia Valley Kindred Red
Columbia Valley, Washington ABV: 14.5%
WE - 89 (2012)
Kindred is a cuvee of reds - 42% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. It's aged in 30% new and 70% neutral French and American oak and loaded with silky Rubenesque Malbec and chewy Cabernet Sauvignon. Kindred is sourced from younger blocks in our premier vineyards, Obelisco, Oasis, Olsen, Upland, Dionysus and Klipsun Vineyards, ranging from 688 feet to about 1200 feet. Kindred opens with ripe, round blueberries, cherries, anise and herbs on the nose and explodes with a spicy silky velvet texture across the palate, building to a long, chocolate covered blackberry lovebomb. Good and good for you.
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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