Twelve Years Later

BBQ Bravado: 2019 United Ink Red Blend Columbia Valley $17

Wow, this is a nice surprise. Deep garnet in the glass with spicy and dark fruit aromatics emanating. Fruit forward in mouth with more spices and oak/acidic framing. Like candy for adults without being syrupy. There's even some grip and tannin here, making it the perfect package to accompany backyard BBQ food. 88 points (sample)