Sovereign Cellars 2013 Finnigan’s Daughter Claret, Red Mountain, $28

Sovereign Cellars Finnigan's Daughter Claret bottleOlympia winemaker Denny Gross crafts tiny lots of some of the most delicious red wines  in Washington state, and he’s got a track record with this blend of Syrah (58%) from Kiona, Merlot (25%) off Sagemoor in the Columbia Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon grown in the Walla Walla Valley at Dumas Station. The nose offers lovely hints of black cherry and plum along with moist earth, tar, black olive and Earl Grey tea. That theme of black cherry carries through to the bold and luscious palate, picking up touches of black currant and dark toast. Supple tannins lead to a finish of dried blueberry. This was one of three gold medals won by Sovereign Cellars at the 2016 Capital Food and Wine Festival judging.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 50 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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