Rockwell Brown

Red Mountain Red Blend

9.05 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Red Mountain, Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.0

First of the four year vertical we are trying out for #WAWineMonth. We had the 05, 07, 08 and 09.

A little worried when we opened this bottle, the cork was so soft it snapped in half as soon as we got in. But thankfully, the wine survived. Deep garnet with brick edges and a touch of sediment. Unpleasant attack with an overload of tomatoes that took a little bit of air to wear off. Followed by some aged characteristics on the nose with damp leaves and dark spices. Medium plus tannins (6.5/10) and strong yet balanced acidity. Medium plus finish with dried red cherries on the attack. Some darker characteristics on the backend with dark cocoa and gravel. Has some similarities to an aged Bordeaux. Dry and long finish. The flavors on the nose and palate definitely showed its age against the other three, but still not a thin wine. Drink till 2019.

Made up of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

First of the four year vertical we are trying out for #WAWineMonth. We had the 05, 07, 08 and 09.

A little worried when we opened this bottle, the cork was so soft it snapped in half as soon as we got in. But thankfully, the wine survived. Deep garnet with brick edges and a touch of sediment. Unpleasant attack with an overload of tomatoes that took a little bit of air to wear off. Followed by some aged characteristics on the nose with damp leaves and dark spices. Medium plus tannins (6.5/10) and strong yet balanced acidity. Medium plus finish with dried red cherries on the attack. Some darker characteristics on the backend with dark cocoa and gravel. Has some similarities to an aged Bordeaux. Dry and long finish. The flavors on the nose and palate definitely showed its age against the other three, but still not a thin wine. Drink till 2019.

Made up of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

Aug 21st, 2017
Giacomo Giunipero

Part of a '05, '07, '10 weekend vertical tasting. Fantastic bottle. Cherries, complex, and well integrated. Just a hair better than the '07

Part of a '05, '07, '10 weekend vertical tasting. Fantastic bottle. Cherries, complex, and well integrated. Just a hair better than the '07

1 person found it helpfulNov 7th, 2015
Steve Tishco

nice blend medium bodied more Merlot dominated

nice blend medium bodied more Merlot dominated

Jan 17th, 2016
Stan Ra

Stan had this 4 years ago

Stan had this 4 years ago

May 30th, 2016
Ken Saitow

Ken had this 4 years ago

Ken had this 4 years ago

Jan 24th, 2016