2009 McKinley Springs “Bombing Range Red” Horse Heaven Hills Washington Red Blend

This winery has been flying under our radar and we need to broadcast their presence loud and clear. I am really not one for being influenced by label art but this one will catch your eye and then when you hear the story it brings you in. Read the back label and you’ll know what I mean. Once you taste the wine, you too will be a fan if you like big smooth well-balanced soulful wines that express to impress.

With the blend of well-grown, high pedigree Horse Heaven Hills fruit, this wine delivers deliciousness on a large scale. The blend consists of 52% Syrah, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec and 4% Petite Verdot. All the forward fruit aromas mingle with freshly ground coffee smells you would expect waft from your glass when this wine is poured. The flavor train starts rolling with marionberry, dried cherry swirled with a bit of mocha. It will certainly tame slowly smoked dry rubbed ribs, brisket, links or shoulder, the classic BBQ staples. This wine is cleared for takeoff and MacDaddy approved.

Rating: Very Good (88) | $12 | 14.6% ABV

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Marc has over twenty years experience in the food & wine industry and is committed to celebrating hospitality with pride. He is a wine blogger contributor to OregonLive.com (Wine Bytes) and has also appeared on Portland's "Vine Time" on News Radio 750 KXL and on California's Central Coast "From the Growing of the Grape to the Glass" on KUHL-AM 1410. He is also the author of A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons to Molecular Gastronomy. Follow Marc on twitter @macdaddy_m

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2 Responses to “2009 McKinley Springs “Bombing Range Red” Horse Heaven Hills Washington Red Blend”

  1. Janice says:

    A reasonable red at a price I can afford!

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