I got this wine a few years ago when my girlfriends and I went to the Whidbey Island Half Marathon. We did a wine tasting in a little wine shop in Coupeville, WA, and I fell in love with this wine. I finally opened it, and it did not disappoint. It is a red blend, with bold flavors of blackberry and hints of tobacco and cocoa, with medium tannins.
Genoa Cellars is located in Woodinville, Washington, and they focus on Super-Tuscan-style wines made from Sangiovese blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot. They source their grapes from vineyards in the Wahluke Slope and Red Mountain regions in Eastern Washington.
I couldn’t find any information online for the 2013 vintage, but the Genoa Cellars 2015 Flying Colors Tuscan-style Red Blend won Double Gold in the Cascadia International Wine Competition. The blend for the 2013 vintage is 53% Sangiovese, 32% Syrah, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot.
At $29, it is a bit of a splurge, but if I don’t treat myself who will? Happy Monday!