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Sparkman Wilderness Red Blend 2007

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Sparkman Wilderness Red Blend 2007
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In 2005, on an icy cliff in the Horse Heaven Hills with only buzzards and coyotes around to watch, we drove with several barrels of what would become a new red blend, Wilderness. A tribute to our backgrounds in wildlife preservation and environmental policy work, we chose to make this wine an ever evolving, ever changing experiement and challenge to our assumptions of what grapes play best together. Typically produced with a core of syrah and other Rhône varietals, it has nevertheless included seemingly non-dance-partner-like varietals such as cabernet sauvignon, malbec, mourvèdre, tempranillo, sangiovese, petit verdot, petite sirah and probably a few we have since forgotten.
Category Red Wine
Region United States, Washington, Columbia Valley
Brand Sparkman
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Wine AdvocateThe entry-level 2007 Wilderness Red Table Wine, a blend of 29% Syrah, 20% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, with the balance Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, and Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from several AVAs and 10 vineyards. Medium crimson-colored, it shows off aromas of smoke, incense, herbs, leather, cassis, and plum. Medium-bodied, sweetly-fruited, and easy-going, this tasty offering has good balance and a fruit-filled finish. Drink it over the next 6-8 years.

Jay Miller, August 2010
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Wine EnthusiastWilderness is Chris Sparkman's most affordable and most available wine, a mix of all the barrels and vineyards that go into his other reds. It is forward, loaded with mixed red and black fruits, and lusciously chocolaty. What it does not have is the focus of the other wines; this one's a lap dog, and wants to lick you all over.

Paul Gregutt, May 1, 2010