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2009 Chester Kidder Red Blends or Varietals "Red Wine"

Chester Kidder 2009 Red Wine

Winery: Chester Kidder

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Red Wine"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Syrah, 17% Petit Verdot, & 5% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 989

KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: November 19, 2013

Wine Review: This pitch black colored red blend from Washington opens with a black currant bouquet with hints of anise. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and loaded with rich black fruits. Those fruits are ripe black currant and blackberry flavors that are blended together with hints of oak, minerality and black licorice. The finish is dry and its dusty moderate tannins are nicely prolonged. This wine would pair well with roasted duck with a plum reduction sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Black cherry and cocoa aromas compliment vibrant flavors of blackberry, licorice and cassis. Hints of graphite and a subtle earthiness provide layers of complexity. With its firm structure and polished tannins, the velvety texture glides easily across a lengthy finish.

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