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Goose Ridge Vireo 2006

Goose Ridge Vireo 2006

Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington

Price: $25.00 $19.99
Save $5.01 (20%)
Item No. 106929
  • WS93
  • RP90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.8%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

#41 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010

Vireo is a luscious red wine that is full concentrated black fruit with notes of black cherry, licorice and cedar. Aged for 21 months in 60% French oak and 40% American oak barrels, Vireo is graced with hints of baking spice and presents a long velvety finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Firm, rich and distinctive for the black olive and roasted meat overtones that swirl around the red berry and cherry flavors, persisting impressively on the long, expressive finish. Stylish and focused, this has miles to go. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot. Drink now through 2016."
93 Points

"The 2006 Estate Vireo is composed of 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Syrah, and 29% Merlot aged for 21 months in 50% new French and American oak. It delivers an alluring aromatic array of toasty oak, pencil lead, spice box, tobacco, smoked meat, blueberry, and black currant. Full-bodied on the palate but with a sense of elegance, it is loaded with spicy, upfront fruit, a forward personality, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. It is a pleasure-bent offering meant for drinking over the next 6-8 years. "
90 Points

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Goose Ridge Estate Vineyards and Winery is a family-owned and operated winery dedicated to limited production, handcrafted wines from select, estate-grown grapes. The Monson family's vineyard is planted on a south-facing slope in Washington's Columbia Valley adjacent to Red mountain that consistently yields rich, ripe grapes. Acclaimed winemaker Charlie Hoppes has his pick of...

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Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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