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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Snoqualmie Whistle Stop Red 2003

What a wonderful wine this is!

Washington state wines tend to be a little lighter and brighter than their California counterparts, and the Whistle Stop Red 2003, a 70-30 Cab-Merlot blend, is no exception. It has good color, a nice, substantial nose, and flavors of black cherry and blackberry on the palate. Medium-bodied and easy to drink, this is a wonderful everyday wine suitable for quaffing by itself or as a companion to food (even Easter ham, come to think of it).

I'm always on the lookout for a $10 wine that won't let me down at home or embarrass me in front of company, and this one fills the bill. It's an unpretentious, delightful, delicious, likable, three-season winner. Try a bottle, then buy a case.
M. Zane Grey, 11:20 PM