Rhone Blend 2014
Wonderfully complex, the nose shows aromas of lilac, violet, rose petal, blackberry, mulberry, raspberry compote, clove, sandalwood and cedar box. On the palate the wine is vibrant, fresh and focused with delicious flavors of spiced quince, cranberry, dried fig, wild fruit, tobacco leaf and tar. Plush and fleshy with supple tannin, great energy and lingering finish.
90 points, Wine Advocate
Secret Squirrel is owned by Corliss Estates, a Walla Walla winery known for their signature Cabernet Sauvignon that sells for upwards of $70-$100 and is sold exclusively by mailing list. This is their new winery, value priced and made with some of the best fruit in Walla Walla.
The winery says: "Secret Squirrel comes from the highest quality fruit grown in our estate vineyards in the Red Mountain, Walla Walla Valley and Yakima Valley AVAs. It is fermented by native yeast with extended maturation in concrete and French oak, and personally made by people that truly love wine. One taste and you'll want to squirrel some away for yourself".