The New Man 2014 Red Blend, Red Mtn., Columbia Valley
Long time industry veteran Marc Newman arrived in Washington's Red Mountain region with the hopes of creating his own super premium wine. By hopping vineyard fences, networking with winemakers and vineyard managers, Marc began sourcing small lots of the areas best fruit from the very best vineyards. Ciel de Cheval, Scutney Flats, Red Heaven were home to the grapes that became this, Marc's first vintage of Red Mountain The New Man Red Blend. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot and 7% Malbec, this bold blend shows aromas of ripe currants and dark cherries backed by hints of tobacco, red flowers, vanilla and chocolate. Rich and spicy on the palate with notes of black currants, cherries, cocoa, tobacco and anise. Firm but smooth tannins give it a lively mouthfeel and suggest good age-ability. Newman's The New Man is a new red blend with new world style and old world class. Grab it!
Pound for pound Washington delivers world class wines. Especially from the identified AVAs like Horse Heaven, Walla Walla, and of course, Red Mountain. I've had this 2014 New Man. Finesse and structure throughout. Chocolate covered cherries in balance with powerful supple fruit.