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Review: 2010 Bookwalter Subplot No 26 Red Wine

Columbia Valley, Washington

We are enjoying perfect end of summer weather in the Columbia Valley. Freaking gorgeous days and cool nights, perfect for ripening grapes. This kind of weather is also perfect grilling weather. Tonight I made grilled avocado, bacon, cheese-burgers and paired those tasty burgers with Subplot No 26.

Subplot No 26
Photo: 2010 Subplot No 26 red wine with burger.

Subplot No 26 is made by a local winery, Bookwalter Winery. Bookwalter is just minutes from my home. I've been drinking their wine since 1986. And their 2010 Bookwalter Subplot No 26 Red Wine delivered the goods. Ah, grilled burgers, I gently brushed the buns with olive oil and toasted them until they were just golden, added a bit of mayo, a squirt of ketchup, sliced onion, cheddar cheese, a slice of tomato, two pieces of bacon, lettuce and some avocado to complete my burger. Yeah baby.

Wine tasting notes:
Color: garnet red
Nose: coffee, herbal, dark fruit, blueberry, earthiness, pencil shavings.
Flavor: Medium body, dark fruit, blueberry, coffee, cola, focused down the middle and remained bright on the tongue. The fine tannins followed into a good medium finish covering my entire tongue. Recommended.

My burgers were excellent, smiles all around and so was the Bookwalter wine. Savory flavors of burger and wine made for a very friendly match, especially since the Subplot 26 had balanced acid and tannin. I suggest you go grab some burgers and Subplot No 26 and make the most of these beautiful late summer evenings.

This wine was made from premium Vineyards from the Columbia Valley, Horse Heaven Hill, Red Mountain, Wahluke Slope and the Yakima Valley appellations.

Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 54%, Malbec 15%, Merlot 14%, Syrah 8%, Cabernet Franc 6%, Zinfandel 2%, Grenache 1%.
Closure: Screw cap
ABV: 14.8%
Production: 4,288 cases
Purchased locally

Bookwalter Winery, LLC
Richland, WA 99352
Tasting Room Open
Sunday - Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday - Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.



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