Crafted from fruit grown in the Columbia Valley of Washington, the Desert Wind Ruah is an affirmation of eastern Washington's viticultural prowess. This full bodied, Bordeaux-inspired blend is enveloped in a lush core of concentrated blackberry fruit with a hint of anise on the palate.
The wine has hints of toasted oak and almond spice, as well as a rich garnet color, which is complemented by soft, velvety tannins and a lingering finish.
Enjoy the Ruah alone or with grilled meats, tomato based
entrees, and soft cheeses. Drink now through 2011.
If you enjoy Bordeaux blends, you will be hard-pressed to find a better vintage, even at 3 or 4 times the price. The Ruah is incredibly smooth and will work well on virtually any occasion.
One of the best price/value wines of 2008. The proof is in the difficulty of finding and purchasing this wine. At $10 a bottle, which I found several months ago, to the current (if you can even get it) $20+ price, this remains an excellent value, considering the drinkability, deep color, and fine food match-ups. Price/Value for 2008....it doesn't get better than this. I use Cellar Tracked for my inventory and reviews, and was dismayed by all the snobs who carefully found miniscule issues with this wine. Good grief, these folk need to get a life, and a new tasting tongue! Keep it coming Ruah!