Gordon Brothers 2001 Tradition Red (Columbia Valley (WA))
A late release, this mature blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah is quite delicious, with a smoothness acquired by all the extra time in bottle. The flavors have moved into secondary fruits, and the tannins are softened by time. You'll taste a pleasing mix fruit pastry, jam and brioche as the wine slides into a pillow-soft finale. It's not a blockbuster, but it's drinking at its peak. Paul Gregutt
Bottle Size750 ml
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