March is Washington Wine Month so it makes a lot of sense to choose a Washington State wine as my pick. In the past, I have been somewhat negligent picking a Washington wine for March. Part of the reason is due to the fact that no one presented a Washington wine that actually qualified for a “Pick Of The Month.” This year I made it a point to seek one out, rather than waiting for someone to come through for me. As it happens, I was shooting a YouTube episode featuring Washington State red blends and low and behold, one of them blew my mind and came in at a very reasonable price.

Two Mountains Hidden Horse Red Blend No. 16 (Yakima Valley, WA)… $13.

Aromas of Red flowers, fresh cut carrots, currants, tobacco and hits of blueberry. Nice balance and complexity on the palate, with leather-like tannins supporting notes of currants, raspberries, blueberries and red flower petals. A hit of licorice joins up on the back of the mid-palate, leading into a finish of plums, blueberries and black raspberries that linger for some time. To get this kind of complexity for the money is ridonculous, just saying. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. (A-)

About Stan The Wine Man

I am a blue collar wine guy who has been in the biz for over twenty years. I work at a store in a tourist destination stop. I work hard at finding the best wine for the money. I love the challenge of learning my customer's palate so I can find the best wine for them, whether it is Petrus or white zinfandel. Cheers!
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