Saturday, November 19, 2005

Wine Review: Magnificent Wine Company House Wine 2003 (NW)

Fragrant nose
Strawberry and raspberry on the palate
A dark, woody layer
Nice finish with moderate tannis

There is a lot of great wine from the Columbia Valley in Washington and this is no exception. It's an interesting blend of grapes with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Franc. This is close to a Bordeaux-style blend, but not quite due to the Syrah. It has good texture and nice overall flavors. Don't let the label fool you- it looks like a home-made label with "House Wine" in huge black-on-white lettering. I paid $10 for the wine on sale, reduced from $12. Raise a glass!


Anonymous said...

This wine makes a wonderful sangria!!

Anonymous said...

A nice pour and drink wine. Dark and fruity, with a smooth finish. Don't give this one too much air, however, or you'll quickly find its faults. Decanted for an hour brought out the bitter alcohol/cheap tannins that an under 10 dollar bottle can sometimes exhibit. For what it is, it's excellent.