Under the Radar Reds

Today's wines fly waaaaaaaay under the radar. Tiny production Washington reds, made in Oregon. 
It's what we do: search the Northwest for hidden gems you'd never hear about in the major wine press. Both deliver far more value than their prices indicate. We highly recommend them; both are Big Reds Club selections.

$32.35 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order
($35.95 regular)
This full spectrum Bordeaux blend hits all the right notes. Laden with black cherry and cassis, shaded with espresso and sweet cedar, equally at home as a pop-and-pour as it is a wine you'd cellar for a few years. Prima nata, or "first born," is the flagship wine for Seven Bridges, and our favorite of their bottlings. 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 21% Malbec, 7% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Awesome.
Payne Lonely Hunter 2013
$24.25 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($26.95 regular) 
A fantastic new discovery, 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.