Gorman Winery “The Devil You Know” Red Wine 2019, Columbia Valley, Washington

2019 vintage – “A blend of Bordeaux varietals from some of Washington’s finest vineyards including Kiona, Obelisco, Shaw, and Lonesome Spring. Complex and full-bodied with layers of tobacco, black fruit, and brown spices.” Since 2002 the mission has been very clear for Chris Gorman. Make delicious wines. Choose the finest grapes in Washington State, use the finest coopers and suppliers, don’t settle, and don’t screw it up. Gorman has no employees and better yet no Board of Directors. All decision making is very simple. Gorman is currently a 3-man winery (Chris and Ben Paplow, Assistant Winemaker), with the occasional use of volunteer help for harvest, bottling and partying. “Producing under 8,000 cases a year makes focusing primarily on quality very manageable. And that focus has been primarily on Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. For our style, the muscular nature of this fruit is a perfect match. Our close relationship with some of the greatest fruit growers in Washington State has been a major factor in our success in producing top quality wines.” – From the Winery. 2019 vintage: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot. Aged 18 months in French oak.