There's always a time and place for pure Cabs, Syrahs, Merlots, and others, but when winemakers step outside the norm and create unconventional blends, great things can happen.
Delivering top-notch values, Gorman strikes again with the unconventional blend it was founded on, Zachary's Ladder. And Payne's Lonely Hunter sums up all we love about Washington reds in a killer package.Gorman Zachary's Ladder 2014
$28.75 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($31.95 regular)
92 points Wine Spectator: "Rich yet densely structured, with expressive black cherry and blueberry fruit, accented by smoky licorice and finishing with big but refined tannins. Best from 2019 through 2025."
The wine that started it all for Gorman in 2002, the 2014 Zach's Ladder is 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, and 12% Petit Verdot, from the stellar Red Mountain vineyards Quintessence, Kiona, and Boushey.
Payne Lonely Hunter 2013
$24.25 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($26.95 regular)HIGHLY Recommended by us!
One of our favorite under-the-radar Northwest wines, Lonely Hunter totally over-delivers. A striking array of black fruits, smoke, dark chocolate, oil-cured olives and lavender. As winemaker Heath Payne says, "this is Washington to the bone while paying homage to its old-world inspiration." 65% Syrah from Stillwater Creek Vineyard in Royal City, 35% Mourvedre from Sugarloaf Vineyard in Yakima's Rattlesnake Hills.
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