Winemaker Ray Sandidge works primarily on the north shore of Lake Chelan, but here's a client on the south shore. This blend of Rhone varieties - Syrah (60%), Grenache (27%) and Mourvedre - shows off hints of cherry cobbler, boysenberry, smoked game meat, bacon and cedar. It follows through on the palate in a manner so jammy with blackberries and cherries that you want to slather it on toast. Rated "Outstanding" by Wine Press Northwest magazine.
2008 Karma Zen
Tasting Notes: Spicy, sweet cherry and ripe blackberry with notes of cedar and toasty vanilla
Cooperage: 23 months in French oak
Blend: 85% Syrah, 15% Grenache
Appellation: Wahluke Slope American Viticulture Area, Stonetree Vineyard
Price: $39.99 a bottle, Wine Club members - 20% discount