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2016 Sparkman Ruby Leigh Red

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June 11, 2023 - $27



93Wine Spectator

Sleek and elegantly layered, with expressive black cherry, toasted spice and espresso flavors that take on structure toward refined tannins.

93Wine Enthusiast

Café au lait, raspberry compote, cherry, herb and chocolate aromas are followed by plush, dense, layered fruit flavors. It brings a sense of intensity, seriousness and balance.

91Jeb Dunnuck

Toasted spices, caramelized cherries, cassis, and Asian spices notes...charming, medium-bodied, beautifully balanced effort that's loaded with fruit.

90Stephen Tanzer

Dark plum, currant, dark chocolate and graphite on the nose. At once pliant and firm, with intense dark berry, dark chocolate, black tea, licorice and mineral flavors framed by ripe acidity... Merlot-based blend possesses spine and very good length.


United States, Washington, Yakima Valley, Red Mountain

Yakima Valley AVA was the first AVA created in Washington State. The valley, a 600,000-acre area in south central Washington, was granted AVA status in 1983. In 1984 Columbia Valley was given AVA status, and Yakima Valley was enclosed within the Columbia Valley AVA. Nevertheless, Yakima Valley remains home to the largest concentration of vineyards and wineries in the state. There are more than 60 wineries and some 16,000 vineyard acres, and nearly 40% of Washington wines are made with Yakima Valley grapes. The most frequently planted grape is Chardonnay, followed by Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaking here dates to 1869, when a winemaker from Alsace planted grape vines. Vineyard planting and wine production plodded along slowly until the early 1980s when numerous modern pioneers started making well-reviewed Yakima Valley wines. Some of the state’s newest, most closely watched appellations, including Red Mountain AVA and Horse Heaven Hills AVA, are contained within Yakima Valley.