Gorman 'The Devil You Don't Know' Red 2011 (93pts)
Free Shipping on 6 or MoreQtyWine Spectator: "A supple, expressive wine, featuring ripe fruit aromatics that veer toward savory, smoky flavors, touching on grilled vegetable notes before returning to the dark berry and spice at the core. Focused finish. Syrah, Mourvèdre and Petite Sirah. Drink now through 2020. 525 cases made." Oct 2013 (Advance)
Trade Notes: "The Devil You Don’t Know is a blend of 80% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Petite Sirah. Sticking my nose in the glass I get a bursting of smoked paprika and a drizzle of Chambord liqueur with black cherries and liquorice. It’s smooth on the palate and continuously evolves as it breaths and opens up. With Halloween this month, it’s a perfect time to round up some scary good wines like this devil."
on Chris Gorman, owner and winemaker: "With 20 years in the wine industry, ten of those in wine production, and experience around the world rubbing shoulders with the finest wine professionals, Chris is well-equipped to have the keys to super-premium Washington winery, Gorman Winery. For almost ten years, he has been the only employee, focusing closely on high quality fruit and oak in small production and wearing many hats on the sales, marketing and events side of the business. Wine Spectator named him one of ten rising stars in American winemaking in 2008."
Bottle: 750ml, cork Varietal: 80% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre & 5% Petite Sirah Alcohol: @14.0% Aging: 21 months in 100% New American oak
Region: Columbia Valley, Washington Limited Production 525 dozen made