By Great Northwest Wine on November 30, 2013
Robert Smasne’s winemaking continues to elevate the program at this Kirkland, Wash., operation. He’s created this robust 2010 Serenade red wine blend of Syrah (42%), Cabernet Sauvignon (29%), Merlot (25%) and Malbec at an approachable price. The nose shows heavy barrel toast notes with French roast coffee and black licorice alongside black cherry and plum. A tilt brings flavors of dark cherries and chocolate. A good core of red plum and sandy tannins makes for pleasing length.
Production: 636 cases