Flying Trout, Deep River Red, Columbia Valley, NV, Washington, USA 14.8%, US$30

I like fish, trout to be specific. I like this wine too, but now it’s all gone and I realize it took us more time to taste the wines in Ashley Trout’s tasting room than it did to drink the bottle this evening with the best bbq’d hamburgers around.

This is an NV 57% Cabernet Franc with the rest being from two different vineyards of Malbec and from 2009 and 2010. Interestingly, although it’s grown in Washington State, it’s actually bottled across the border in Oregon.

Clear and bright, medium plus ruby with legs noticed. On the nose, it’s got intense raspberry preserve with cedar and tobacco with blackberry. A developing wine. The palate is dry with medium acidity, balanced and smooth tannins, medium plus alcohol and medium plus body. There are medium plus intense flavours of blackberries, bramble, black tea, liquorice and Marionberry along with white pepper. A medium plus finish completes this very good wine.

I really wish I could get this wine in the Vancouver market. Ashley please – take pity on us. Send us some fish over the border.

20130330-091348.jpg pic credit Mike Woods Photography…

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