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2016 Willow Springs Columbia Valley, Washington Winemakers Reserve Red

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This big Bordeaux-style blend offers notes of cherry, cinnamon toast, smoke, plum, bacon fat and vanilla.

Varietal: Red Blend Vintage: 2016
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About This Wine

Blending wine is a true art form.

This “Winemakers Reserve” Red blend from Willow Springs is the result of the artisan skills of two acclaimed winemakers: Gordon Hill and Alex Cose. Of course, it didn’t hurt that Hill and Cose had exceptional grapes with which to work during the 2016 harvest season.

Those grapes came from the Columbia Valley, which is Washington’s largest viticultural area, responsible for 99 percent of the wine grapes grown in the state. Vineyard plantings cover 56,190 acres, allowing for numerous meso- and micro-climates.

The vintners’ job is to identify and procure the best grapes from the best areas, and then blend the individual lots into a sublime cuvee. The 2016 “Winemakers Reserve” Red is reminiscent of a modern Bordeaux, seamlessly melding fruit and oak characteristics in both the aroma and the flavor. Full-bodied and rich, yet also accessible, it’s an artistic masterpiece of winemaking.

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Tasting Notes

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  • Grape Composition:Cabernet Sauvignon and Other Red Varieties
  • Grape Source:Columbia Valley Growing Region of Washington
  • Aromas & Flavors:Cherry, Cinnamon Toast, Smoke, Plum, Bacon Fat and Vanilla
  • Aging Vessels:Select Oak Barrels
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2020
  • Food Pairing Suggestion:prime rib au jus on toasted garlic bread.

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3.7/ 5.0
Rating: 4.5

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    • Rating: 4.5

    Very good easy drinking wine.

    6/16/2018 Robert S.
    • Providence, RI
    • Rater Rank 249
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 3.3
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4.5

    Pleasant. Strong fruit with some spice and mineral notes.

    6/12/2018 Timothy B.
    • Havertown, PA
    • Rater Rank 253
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 3.8
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4.5

    Yummy. But again, the best pricing is not offered here. I can by it less expensive elsewhere.

    6/11/2018 Sandra T.
    • Rochester, NY
    • Rater Rank 450
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 3.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4.5

    A nice light wine but not as smooth as I'd like

    5/15/2018 Eileen P.
    • Santa Barbara, CA
    • Rater Rank 282
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 3.9
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4.5

    Very good

    5/10/2018 Sylvia R.
    • Elk, WA
    • Rater Rank 508
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 4.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4.5

    Delicious and complex!

    4/30/2018 Bunny C.
    • Vallejo, CA
    • Rater Rank 272
    • Number of Ratings 5
    • Average 3.9
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4.5

    Delicious candied fruit. Very easy drinking Not a wine that screams "terroir," but it's a fun, easy drink.

    4/23/2018 R E W.
    • Brevard, NC
    • Rater Rank 64
    • Number of Ratings 17
    • Average 2.9
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4.5

    This was good but nothing special

    4/19/2018 Robin B.
    • San Anselmo, CA
    • Rater Rank 455
    • Number of Ratings 4
    • Average 3.4
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4.5

    Spectacular rich flavor! Great with foodas a stand alone.

    4/08/2018 James M.
    • Universal City, TX
    • Rater Rank 872
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 5.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4.5

    fruity and spicey

    3/24/2018 Theresa M.
    • Brooklyn, NY
    • Rater Rank 146
    • Number of Ratings 9
    • Average 2.8
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4.5

    This went really well with my dinner of steak and roasted vegetables. Great taste from start to finish. I would definitely recommend this wine to family and friends.

    3/16/2018 Nicole W.
    • Dorchester, MA
    • Rater Rank 423
    • Number of Ratings 5
    • Average 4.9
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4.5

    delicious and fruity, smooth and with some vanilla.

    3/14/2018 Steven K.
    • Englewood, CO
    • Rater Rank 95
    • Number of Ratings 15
    • Average 4.1
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again

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