Mission Codename Trick or treat
Here’s a CREEPY WIA!
Over the full moon we piled up on these for Halloween, and today they are back for one last BOO.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate endorsed: “If you like decadent, delicious and unabashedly textured wines that are a joy to drink, don’t miss these full-throttle wines made by Chris Gorman, unabashedly full-bodied and ripe, deliver serious amounts of fruit and texture while staying fresh and very drinkable.”
Serious accolades - 2x 92 POINTS - for a scary good price. Described as “thoroughly delicious” this potent fruit bomb is drinking like an absolute CHAMP.
Gorman is the vision of owner/winemaker Chris Gorman. Since 2002 his plan’s been straightforward - “use the finest coopers and suppliers, don’t settle, and don’t screw it up.” Chris oversees everything, and it’s a small 3-employee operation in total making 8,000 cases annually. They source fruit from some of the best growers in the region and in particular focus on Red Mountain as their stomping grounds.
It’s a big, round, ripe blend of Cabernet, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, all DEALING a full house of fruit in a broad, expansive, and mouth-filling way. Blackberry and blackcurrant, juicy plums, black cherries, mocha, vanilla, and just the right amount of toasty French oak.
For $28 it puts up the type of quality you might expect to pay double for. We could drink this all day, every day.
92 Points – Wine Spectator
“Combines finesse with a gutsy structure, offering deep flavors of black raspberry, with black tea and orange zest accents. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2030.”
92 Points – Wine Enthusiast
“A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, its barrel aromas are out front initially, with notes of coffee and baking spice followed by cherry. Plentiful pit-fruit flavors follow, showing a lovely sense of balance. It’s thoroughly delicious.”
What the Winery Says
2018 'The Devil You Know' Columbia Valley Red
- Chris Gorman
- Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
- Columbia Valley, Washington
- 18 months
- 100% French oak