The Brian Carter Cellars blend Corrida is modeled after the noble wines of Spain, particularly the region of Rioja home of the Tempranillo grape, widely regarded as the most revered grape in Spain, and now increasingly available in Washington State. The varieties Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, having been utilized in Spain for over a century, were added for aromatic complexity and to expand the middle palate of the blend. The addition of Garnacha, the most widely planted grape in Spain, adds berry fruit highlights along with softer tannins.
A beautiful dark garnet color greets you with sexy aromas of blackberry, licorice, cedar, rose petals and baking spices. On the palate there is a nice balance between concentrated ripe fruit and chocolate with food friendly acidity. The wine lingers nicely in the mouth finishing with the presence of fine tannins. Enjoy this wine with grilled meats or vegetables, such as marinated pork loin or eggplant.
Brian Carter, renowned veteran winemaker, is proud to present his unique collection of premium releases under the Brian Carter Cellars label. Brian Carter Cellars is the first winery in Washington State to focus exclusively on an array of hand-crafted European-style blended wines, showcasing Brian’s personal passion for blending wines from Washington State’s unique terroir.
Brian Carter has been twice awarded ”Winemaker of the Year” by Washington Magazine. Brian was extremely honored to be selected Vintner of the Year by his peers.