LCBO Vintages Release
Songbird Cellars’ “Lyrical” red is the easy choice for delving into the wines of Washington state. Think beyond the dreary Seattle skyline inland to the Columbia Valley, where the winery sources fruit from hot, dry vineyards in the renowned Horse Heaven Hills and Yakima Valley AVA’s. The 2014 vintage is a somewhat unconventional Cabernet-dominated blend balanced nicely by the addition of Syrah, Sangiovese, Merlot, and Tempranillo. Aged nine months in French and American oak, you’ll find this wine lush and ripe, yet remarkably nimble on the palate. Nothing heavy-handed here. Think early-morning songbird perched on a tightly-strung vineyard guide-wire.