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Review: 2015 Pacific Rim Winemakers Thick Skinned Red Mountain

Red Mountain AVA can be found in deep southern Washington, west of the better-known Walla Walla region. This wine is produced by Pacific Rim Winemakers, which markets wines from this region under at least four different brands. Thick Skinned is an unusual blend of 60.1% cabernet sauvignon, 33.1% malbec, and 8.8% petit verdot. Let’s give it a whirl.

Supple and balanced, there’s tannin here but it’s beautifully filtered through blueberry and blackberry fruit, with subtle notes of potpourri and incense lingering on the tongue. A complicated wine with a huge body, the finish runs to sour cherry, cola, and tea leaf, before notes of milk chocolate finally emerge. Lively and punchy, it’s a winner from start to finish.

A- / $60 / pacificrimandco.com

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Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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