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2008 Cadaretta Red Blends or Varietals "Windthrow"

Cadaretta 2008 Windthrow

Winery: Cadaretta

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Windthrow"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 36% Syrah, 29% Mourvedre, 18% Counoise, & 17% Grenache.

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 110

KWG Score: 89 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: August 16, 2011

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark purple colored red blend from Washington will appeal to fans of extracted Aussie red blends. This wine opens with a fragrant ripe blackberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and has a round and smooth mouthfeel. The flavor profile is a ripe and extracted blackberry with notes of black pepper, spice, oak and black raspberry. The finish is dry and its moderate oak tannins are dusty and a bit sticky. I think this wine needs a year or two to completely come together. In the meantime, I would serve it with barbecue beef brisket. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Cadaretta Windthrow is our showcase for red Rhone varietals: Syrah, Mourvedre, Counoise, and Grenache. The wine expresses the personalities of each of the grapes in a harmonious blend with plenty of flavor and texture. Syrah comprises 36% of the finished wine, contributing a deep and juicy structure, with earthy blackberry and roasted game flavaors. The Mourvedre adds black pepper aromas, raspberry fruit, and racy acidity and lifts the mouthfeel. The Grenache lends juicy texture and weight to the blend, with distinct wild strawberry flavors. Lastly, Counoise from the Wahluke Slope adds exuberant fruity notes to the nose, as well as a delicate feel.

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