Basel Cellars 2004 Ode To Merriment Red (Columbia Valley (WA))

This Bordeaux blend has a strong herbal streak and some chewy tannins. The heavy toast in past vintages has here been a bit subdued, but there is still plenty of smoke and coffee. I like the structure—the fruit is not too sweet, and the balance suggests that this wine may evolve some interesting nuances. Right now it's lightly herbal, tight, with hints of cinnamon and toast. Paul Gregutt

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