The Hogue Cellars-Merlot-Reserve-Wahluke Slope-Washington State-2007-14.3% Alcohol-$22.95-A nose of black cherry and spice, dark garnet in color. A full bodied Merlot, with back cherry, currants, with Asian spices, better than last tried six months ago. WE-88 CR-90 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.
Zanzibar Cellars-Casima-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Sangiovese-Columbia Valley-Washington State-2008-14.8% Alcohol-$15.82-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark black purple in color. A full bodied red blend with black cherry, tar and herbs with a spicy long finish, very good QPR, and a cool label. WS-88 CR-90 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.