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2006 Chester Kidder Red Blends or Varietals "Red Wine"

Chester Kidder 2006 Red Wine

Winery: Chester Kidder

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Red Wine"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Syrah, 10% Petit Verdot & 9% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 1,689

KWG Score: 94.1 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: November 1, 2011

Wine Review: The opaque and dark purple colored red blend from Washington State opens with a very shy mild black currant bouquet with a faint hint of oak. But don’t let the bouquet fool you. Once in the mouth, this wine comes alive. It is full bodied, balanced, rich and very flavorful. The flavor profile is a delicious blueberry and vanilla oak blend. I also detected a hint of blackberry as well. The finish is dry and it fine dusty tannins linger for quite a while after the wine is gone. This wine is polished and ready for consumption in the near term. I would find a bottle at my favorite steakhouse and serve it with filet mignon. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Aromas of dried figs and cocoa powder, along with hints of tamarind and toasty oak are followed by intense violet and blueberry jam flavors beautifully integrated around a spicy core. Balanced, with refined texture and robust structure, a seductive mouthfeel sets up the wine for its remarkably long, satisfying finish. - Gilles Nicault, Winemaker

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