Alexandria Nicole Cellars
2011 Quarry Butte Red Blend
Red Blend •Destiny Ridge Vineyards
Washington: Columbia Valley
Looking for the star of your next dinner party? We highly recommend today’s Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2011 Quarry Butte Red Blend, which is a near perfect companion to a wide variety of dishes.
Loaded with boysenberry, fresh cedar wood, and touches of sweet terroir, today’s wine has one very important thing in its favor: it’s incredibly delicious. Our tasting panel had nothing but smiles on their faces after tasting this hearty blend, which is one of the highest recommendations we can give to a wine.
Please enjoy today’s Double Gold Medal winner - we certainly did! Cheers!
Deep, foreboding crimson throughout the center of the glass, with a touch of lighter ruby around the fringe.
Heady and aromatic, with black cherry, blackberry, and red currant quickly trailed by saddle leather, mushroomy earth, vanilla bean, black peppercorn, and a touch of rosemary.
Lush and well balanced on the palate, with black cherry, sweet plum, and boysenberry mingling with fresh cedar wood, toasted dark spice, sweet tobacco leaf, mocha, freshly cracked black peppercorn, rosemary, and a hint of sage.
The finish is long and lengthy, with bold flavors, grippy tannin, and lovely structure. Black cherry notes slowly fade into lingering hints of black peppercorn.
Slowly braised Osso Buco, with the sauce drizzled overtop.
What the Winery Says
- Jarrod Boyle
- Double Gold Medal - San Francisco Chronicle
- Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington
- Destiny Ridge Vineyards
- Fruit Variety
- 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Syrah, 8% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot
- 20 months in French and American oak