Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Kiona Vineyards 2004 Cabernet/Merlot

washington state winery kiona is a new find for me thanks to a recommendation from a local wine store. this bordeaux blend has a 'new world twist' with the following grapes: 72% cabernet sauvignon, 20% cabernet franc, 5% merlot, 2% syrah, 1% sangiovese. this wines sells for about $10 a bottle and tastes like a much more expensive wine. the nose has lots of blueberry, blackberry and black cherry notes. there is also some nice earthy aromas and a cedar finish on the nose. the palate is full of dark fruit. blackberry, black currant, and blueberry. nice inky notes as well as some nice oak and earth flavors. this is well worth your dollar and goes well with pasta and red sauce or a good steak. try it with some blue cheese and crackers.

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