2016 Baer Winery Ursa

2016 Baer Winery Ursa

Stillwater Creek Vineyard,
Royal Slope,
Columbia Valley,
Washington

14.8% alcohol

Cork closure

612 cases produced

38% Merlot, 38% Cabernet franc, 22% Cabernet sauvignon, 2% Malbec

Color:

Cherry cola soda

Bouquet:

I loved that this wine possessed equal amounts of minerality, fruit, and oak-influenced aromas. Smells of black raspberries, gravel dust, and toasted bread rose from my glass as I swirled.

Palate:

Blackberries, black cherries, and cherry pie danced across my tongue as I sipped this red blend. Earthy flavors of green and red peppers and espresso gently wrestled within my mouth, combining into a subtle grittiness. Acidity and tannins were nicely balanced in this wine and culminated in a long, spicy finish.

Food pairing suggestions:

Grilled steak with blue cheese crumbles, coffee-rubbed chicken wings, blackened tofu with cheesy grits.

SRP $39

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