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2013 Intrigue

northwest cellars intrigue red wine 2013 label

Cascadia Silver preview
SILVER
Cascadia Wine Competition

 

 

Seattle Wine Awards

EXCELLENT
Great Northwest Wine, April 2018

 

Robert Delf’s Left Bank Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Merlot (35%), Malbec (10%), Petit Verdot (10%) and Carménère carries aromas of sweet toast, Chukar Cherry, strawberry candy and rosemary that are mirrored in the mouth, backed by nicely managed tannins, blueberry acidity and a finish of cherry cola with vanilla.

 


2005 Intrigue

NWC Int05

BRONZE
Finger Lakes International
Wine Competition


Vintner's Honor
2008 Seattle Wine Awards


90 Points!


2006 Intrigue

NWC Int06

Seattle Wine Awards
DIAMOND OF THE DECADE
Seattle Wine Awards

Our 2006 Intrigue was recognized at SWA in 2016 as the best in its category, Red Proprietary Blends.

 


GOLD

Dallas Morning News
Wine Competition

 

SILVER
2010 Hilton Head International
Wine Competition

 

SILVER
Finger Lakes International
Wine Competition

 

"Wine of the Year"
2009 Sommelier Journal


2007 Intrigue

NWC Int07

DOUBLE GOLD
American Wine Society
Commercial Wine Competition
New York

BRONZE
33rd Annual Tri-Cities
Wine Festival


2008 Intrigue

NWC Int08

SILVER
American Wine Society

SILVER
2012 Savor NW Wine Awards

SILVER
2012 Finger Lakes
International Competition

GOLD
2012 Seattle Wine Awards


BRONZE

Sunset International

BRONZE
2012 Riverside International Wine Competition


2009 Intrigue

NWC Int09

SILVER
AWS Competition

91 POINTS
International Wine Review

SILVER
International Womens Wine Competition

Seattle Wine Awards

SILVER
Great Northwest Wine Competition

BRONZE
Sunset International Wine Competition

BRONZE
Seattle Wine Awards


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


2012 Intrigue

NWC Int12 FINAL

Seattle Wine Awards

SILVER
Great Northwest Wine, 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition

 

PLATINUM
Wine Press NW Award, December 2016

 

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

 

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