89pointsSaviah 2004 Laurella Red (Columbia Valley (WA))

Soft, herbal and showing a streak of sweet baking spice, this unusual red wine immediately sets itself apart from more ordinary Bordeaux blends. Slightly more than half Cabernet, a third Cab Franc and 10% Merlot, this definitely has the pedigreed vineyard fruit. The almost supernal softness of the wine suggests some sort of micro-oxidation, yet it remains sappy and tart. Flavors continue through a myriad of baking spices into a rich and extended finish. The only detriments: the acids are a bit chalky, and the finish lacks finesse. But it's a lovely bottle simply to drink. Paul Gregutt

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  • Alcohol
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  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    Red
  • Date Published
    8/1/2007
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