Wine Spec. 92, $20 Red: Washington Bargains

Happy Friday!  

Today it's two bargain Washington reds, one tried-and-true and one brand new.

Tried and true: It's awesome to see Syncline get the press they deserve: 92 points from Wine Spectator for their exceptional $20 Subduction Red. Long one of Washington's best wineries -- certainly in our esteem -- they often fly under the radar because of their location in White Salmon (across from Hood River) compared to the Woodinvilles and Walla Wallas. 

Brand new: from the winemaker who makes the rocking Rotie Cellars wines, Proletariat brings wine to the people. Their Cab/Malbec blend is a beefed up beauty. Commence backyard party! 

Syncline Subduction Red 2017
$19.75 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($21.95 regular) 
92 points Wine Spectator: "Plump, elegant and expressive, with layered black raspberry, smoky beef and licorice flavors that build structure toward refined tannins. Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2026." 

Syncline's answer to a Cotes du Rhone red is so good it serves as Washington's answer; no winery delivers the Rhone-style of goods so consistently and affordably as Syncline. The '17 is super well-balanced, fresh up front in its gorgeous black raspberry delight with a finish that builds and dives deeper. - Marcus

Proletariat Walla Walla Red 2015
$22.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order
($24.95 regular) 
A 50/50 Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec blend that's pure fun. Inky, with a huge amount of flavor intensity and an easy-going finish, it packs tons of black fruits and a fresh oregano flair into a rollicking BBQ-friendly winner. 

We're looking forward to helping you with an order. Thanks for your support and have a great weekend! 

Marcus and Andy