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Desert Wind Winery 2011 Ruah Red Blend

Top 10 Thanksgiving Wines 2014

Desert Wind Winery 2011 Ruah Red Blend boasts smoky aromas of oak and blackberry

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Desert Wind Winery 2011 Ruah Red Blend
Wahluke Slope, Washington


The Fries family first harvested grapes from their Desert Wind Vineyard in 1994, before launching Desert Wind wines in 2001. Their signature offering is their Ruah, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The 2011 vintage consists of 45 percent Merlot, 38 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 17 percent Cabernet Franc and boasts smoky aromas of oak and blackberry, which also come through on the palate alongside notes of vanilla. It will pair excellently with dark turkey meat and the richer parts of any Thanksgiving meal.


Rating: 13.5/20
Price: $22

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