90 Points, Best Buy!—Wine & Spirits / 2010-12-01
Blend: 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Syrah, 13% Merlot, 4% Zinfandel
Vineyards: 70% Walla Walla appellation: Les Collines, PepperBridge, Francisca’s Vineyard, Ash Hollow, Minnick Hills. 30% Columbia Valley: Stone Tree Vineyard and Alder Ridge Vineyards
The Calico Red is our ‘go to’ wine in terms of quality and price. Much like a second wine, this is where our younger blocks with more fruit forward profiles find their place. Complemented by some of our higher end lots this wine is always made in a certain way to make sure it gives immediate drinking pleasure when released but it is also vinified to make sure that aging it will only reward the patient wine lover with an even greater experience! A well thought through superb value!