My buddy No Star thinks I should review more Washington State wines and I'm thinking he's right.
Six Prong hails from Horse Heaven Hills, one of Washington's newest appellations, which includes long time stalwart, Columbia Crest.
The vineyards are on a dry hillside with gorgeous views of the Columbia River that see less annual rainfall than Casa de las Rocas Grandes, which is going some, because we're in the rain shadow of Saddleback Peak.
The wine is deep ruby in the glass with aromas of dried cherries and minerals. It is quite dry, tending toward full bodied and, on the palate, somewhat Bordeuax-like with earthy red berry and bittersweet chocolate flavors and a nice finish.
Expect to find this blend of Cabernet, Merlot, and Syrah at around $12.00. It is well suited to hearty fare such as grilled steak, bar-b-que, or roast pork.
The wine is tasty enough that TWC can even forgive the screw top (gasp). Drink now and for a few years to come, cuz screw cap wine doesn't cellar well.
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