A box from Walla Walla just arrived -- Christmas in July! -- with new wines from the dynamic duo of Rasa. We immediately cracked into the two wines below (patience was never a virtue) and oh boy, you have to check them out.
$34.15 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($37.95 regular)
This wine is pure royalty, politely conquering skeptics of Cab Franc and showing the potential of the grape in Washington. A stunner that you can open now or cellar for more than a decade, with a price that belies its stature.
95 points Wine Advocate:"Coming from 100% Cabernet Franc, the 2015 QED Axiom of Choice offers a classic, yet polished, expression of Cabernet Franc. It reveals a medium ruby/purple tinged color, notes of spring flowers, blueberries, cassis, lead pencil shavings and damp earth, medium-bodied richness, and sweet, present tannin that emerge on the finish. With beautiful complexity, and elegant, ethereal texture and a great finish, it has more than a passing resemblance to a classic vintage of Cheval Blanc. It's going to continue drinking nicely for 15+ years."
$14.35 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($15.95 regular)
We wholeheartedly agree with the critics below -- this is a rockstar red at an absolutely no-brainer price. Plush and ready to drink, this is your new party red to buy by the case. Back up the truck!
91 points International Wine Report:"Forward, seductive and plush, this opens with a bouquet of blackberry jam, black tea, mint and boysenberry jam. This leads to ripe flavors of black cherry, eucalyptus, red raspberry and coffee grounds. This has the stuffing and structure to cellar well into the next decade as this is a truly outstanding value at this price point."
89 points Wine Advocate:"It's a delicious, charming and well made red that offers lots of raspberry, spice and dried flower aromas and flavors, medium-bodied richness, nicely integrated acidity and a clean finish. It's a steal at the price and ideal for drinking over the coming 2-3 years."
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