Treats for the Big Kids
With Halloween at the end of the month, I thought it would be fun to celebrate with thematically appropriate names and labels to help all the big kids out there get into the spirit of things a little bit! Don’t be scared, these Scary Seven selections are sure to be a Thriller!
2014 Mark Ryan Numbskull Walla Walla Valley ($30)
“NumbSkull is a dense supple blend from some of Walla Walla’s best vineyards. Red and black cherry fruits explode on the palate, eventually mingling subtler tones of vanilla, dark chocolate and hints of toasty oak. It is a substantial wine, with mouth-filling richness and remarkable complexity for the price.” –Winemaker notes.
2015 Owen Roe Sinister Hand Columbia Valley ($26)
“This generous fusion of 44% Grenache, 27% Syrah, 16% Mourvèdre and13% Cinsaut is easily approachable while displaying undeniable complexity. The Grenache portion of the blend contributes cranberry and raspberry candied fruit notes, while the Syrah fragment delivers darker fruits and savory characteristics. Mourvèdre enhances the structure and richness of the body and provides delicate aromas of violets. Our partially carbonic macerated Cinsaut brings liveliness and tropical fruit flavors to the blend.” –Winemaker notes.
2010 Beresan ‘The Buzz’ Red Yellow Jacket Vineyard Walla Walla ($19)
“This is a sophisticated table wine that will make you want to buy a nicer table and then sit at it all day, every day. Think chocolate-covered cherries, rich coffee, white pepper, cedar on the nose, and a siesta’s worth of drinking. 40% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.” –Winemaker notes.