It's been more than 2 years since we introduced you to Sandhill 2007 Red Wine. The response was overwhelming. We've waited...and waited for the release of Sandhill 2008 and today, it is finally ready.
You won't find another Washington red blend, from the stellar 2008 vintage, for this price.
Rocking red wine. Still youthful and powerful, loaded with black currant and cherry, accented by tobacco, caramel, black pepper, and Red Mountain earth.
Sandhill was purchased in 2008 by Corliss Estates, one of our favorite Washington wineries. The wine sat patiently in barrel and bottle waiting for its time to shine. Original reports had Corliss re-branding Sandhill as RMV (Red Mountain Vineyards), but many years later we're still seeing the Sandhill label. Whatever the name, it's clear the vineyard can produce fantastic juice. And at this price, we're inclined to say who cares?
2007 vintage notes:
I've been raiding my cellar, drinking up older Washington wines from the likes of Andrew Will, Owen Roe, DeLille, and others. And I'm not exaggerating when I say that the Sandhill Red would hold its own in a line-up of these "big boys." Deep berry, black cherry, a smidge of cassis, baking spice, tobacco, and a delicious caramel note that develops with age in many of my favorite Washington reds. All Bordeaux varietals. I was working to learn the exact blend but once I opened up the sample and tasted it, I stopped caring. - Marcus
Premium Red Mountain fruit at a steal of a price. Sandhill Winery was founded in 1998 and made some great wine with fruit from their 20 year-old vineyard. In 2008, Corliss Estates purchased the winery; it is being renamed RMV (Red Mountain Vineyards).