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Wine Awards


2013 Fortissimo

NWC Fort12 FINAL

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EXCELLENT

Great Northwest Wine


Syrah often is the secret sauce behind many of the Pacific Northwest’s top proprietary red blends, and the winemaking tandem of Robert Delf and Robert Smasne make it the lead grape (60%) in this blend from Spofford Station, Tasawik and Verhey vineyards. That Rhône red allows for aromas of Marionberry syrup, cola, toast and white pepper with a hint of game. Inside, there’s more Marionberry, backed by black currant and blueberry. Sandy tannins, pomegranate acidity, tobacco and dark chocolate combine for a rewarding finish.

 

Cascadia Wine Competition logo

GOLD
Cascadia Wine Competition

 

 


2012 Fortissimo

NWC Fort12 FINAL

Seattle Wine Awards

EXCELLENT
by Great Northwest Wine

 

Kirkland vintner Bob Delf continues to focus this blend on Syrah (60%), but there also are significant contributions from Carménère and Petit Verdot, which help to make this a rather complex offering. Aromas of boysenberry, chocolate-covered blueberry include pinches of anise, horehound and green peppercorns along with leather. The drink is full and rich from start to finish with sweet black cherry and vanilla flavors and well-managed chocolaty tannins. These wines are available at their shared tasting room in Spokane at Nectar as well as Totem Square in Kirkland.

 

SILVER
American Wine Society

 


2007 Fortissimo

NWC Fort07

SILVER
Seattle Wine Awards

SILVER
Savor NW Wine Competition

BRONZE
American Wine Society

Seattle Wine Awards

BRONZE
Great Northwest Wine Competition


2012 Intrigue

NWC Int12 FINAL

Seattle Wine Awards

SILVER
Great Northwest Wine, 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition

 

PLATINUM
Wine Press NW Award, December 2016
2017 PlatinumMedal 8

 

Versatile winemaker Robert Smasne obtained grapes from Tasawik, Spofford Station, Double Canyon and Coyote Canyon vineyards, then combined them into a blend of Malbec (25%), Merlot (20%), Petit Verdot (20%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%), Syrah (15%) and Carménère and aged it for 21 months in 50% new French oak. The result is a wine with a bit of leather in its nose, then a hint of blueberry, fulsome, grapy flavors and with its tannins well in check. (474 cases, 13.9% alc.)

 

Seattle Wine Awards

OUTSTANDING
Great Northwest Wine, April 2016

 

While its price remains stable, the blending program for Robert Delf’s Intrigue is rather fluid each year. This time, the Kirkland, Wash., vintner and winemaker Robert Smasne focused on Bordeaux varieties – Malbec (25%), Merlot (20%), Petit Verdot (20%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) and Carménère (5%) with Syrah as a backblender (15%). Their results are bodacious, starting with a nose that might make you go cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs cereal, joined by black plum, lavender, rosemary and a pinch of black pepper. There’s elegance to the mouth feel and flavors of cassis and plums as juicy acidity and beautiful grip to the tannins funnel into a finish of anise with more pepper and chocolate.

 

GOLD
Savor NW Wine Award, March 2016

 


2011 Intrigue

NWC Int11

DOUBLE GOLD
Platinum Competition

DOUBLE GOLD
Seattle Wine Awards

GOLD
Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

SILVER
American Wine Society

SILVER
Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival

SILVER
Savor NW Competition

BRONZE
The Dallas Morning News
International Wine Competition

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