Intense to the point of bursting with dark chocolate, nuts, and over-ripe raspberries, this is Washington state winemaking at its best. You might think Cabernet, but the lack of any real tannin is a giveaway that this blend has none. The mix: 60% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, and 6% Malbec. Silky and lush, the old-timey man on the bottle (an ancestor of the winemakers, named, you guessed it, Uriah) may have you figuring you’re in for a dusty and hoary encounter. Not so. Uriah is a smooth operator that you’ll want to savor.
A / $50 / springvalleyvineyard.com
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