Saturday, November 7, 2020

Willamette Valley Vineyards Metis Walla Walla Valley Red Blend, 2017

This is an unusual blend of Bordeaux and Rhone varietals: 33% Syrah, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 19% Grenache. Although the wine is enjoyable, I fail to find specific traits of either the Bordeaux or Rhone grapes. It does, however, deliver plush dark fruit qualities along with red fruit ripeness and acidity.

Dark with bluish tints. Currants, cassis and French oak. Big in the mouth. Good fruit/acid balance with ripe tannins. Cherries and chocolate on the finish. Easy drinking but not simple. I need more time with this wine before I can make a commitment of $35. 

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