2008 Zen

2008 Zen

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

Karma Vineyards 2007 Zen Red Wine
2007 Zen

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.