06 Jan Wine Wednesday: Gorman Winery The Devil You Know Red Blend 2013 ($30)
This Week In Red Wine: Gorman Winery The Devil You Know Red Blend ($30)
“Chris Gorman’s “Devil” project includes this juicy, fruity red blend, based mostly upon Bordeaux grapes. The forward cherry-berry flavors push through with some power into a chocolate-malted explosion with peppery highlights.” – Wine Enthusiast
Wine Ratings & Awards:
THEGRAPE Certified Gold Medal – 2014
Wine Enthusiast – 91 Points
Best Wines Under $30 – 2014
Best Red Wines of the Year – 2014
Best Red Blends of the Year – 2014
Owner and founder, Chris Gorman got into the wine business after graduating from university in 1991. After being introduced to Barolo and Barbaresco, he spent the next several years working for a small Italian importer and from there he began his journey into the vast world of wine. For the next decade he dedicated himself to the wine industry, and was even lucky enough to represent some of the best wines in the world. He traveled and explored the wine regions of Italy, Spain and Germany, learning everything he could about winemaking. In 2002, he established Gorman Winery and went commercial. In 2008, Wine Spectator named Chris Gorman one of ten rising stars in American winemaking and till today, his wines continue to gain recognition and captivate audiences everywhere. His philosophy: to make wine, it is imperative to understand it. To this we say, “Chris, we think you’ve nailed it. Keep up the good work!”
The widely acclaimed, 2013 The Devil You Know red blend, offers pleasing and contemplative sentiments. Showcasing features of blackberry and cassis with subtle notes of mint and graphite. Wine Spectator described this red wine blend as, “Lithe, sleek and expressive, centering on blackberry and currant fruit that’s shaded with peppery, spicy, earthy overtones. Finishes with finesse and focus.”
Enjoy the 2013 The Devil You Know Red Blend now through 2021, we recommend pairing this great Washington red blend with these savory dishes: TheGrape’s easy sirloin steak, Moroccan lamb tagine with dates and almonds, or pork cheek and black-eyed pea chili. If you’re looking for something light, consider making, caramelized onion Gruyere tart.
Wine Region: Columbia Valley, Washington
Wine Grapes: 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 18% Malbec, 6% Petite Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc
Style: Medium-bodied, Complex & Smooth
Drinks Like: Maldonado Proprietary Red Wine 2012 ($38), Baldacci Family Vineyards IV Four Sons Fraternity 2011 ($40)
Food & Wine Pairings: Easy Sirloin Steak – Click To View Recipe
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Grape Certified Gold
Aroma & Flavor
The 2013 Gorman Winery, The Devil You Know (DYK) is a naughty concoction of red grapes that tease and fulfill your quenching desire. It starts with soft sweet welcoming aromas of mixed warm berries offset by cocoa and earthy elements. The taste, well… once you’ve decanted for an hour or two (depending on your preference) your palate will be lured by smooth-textured and impressive flavors of strawberry, raspberry, black pepper, dark chocolate coupled with faint echoes of fresh black soil and a distant smokiness. This Grape Certified Gold wine proves, we have a lot of wines to look forward to from Washington, particularly, Gorman wines.