Red Diamond is located at the edge of Columbia River gorge in eastern Washington State. The Red Diamond phenomenon began in 2003 when their first wine, a Merlot, was released to limited markets, targeting restaurants only. The response was immediate: 25,000 cases were sold within the year.
The 2011 Merlot opens with flavors of blackberries, cherries and plums. Sweet fruit on the palate is complemented by notes of spice, toasty oak and soft tannins.
Since then, Red Diamond has released three additional wines: Chardonnay, Cabernet and Shiraz. Each wine exhibits enticing flavors truly representative of the grape varietal.
This is a soft and versatile style of Merlot that would pair well with
foods like pork tacos or grilled tuna steaks. It will also make a great
pairing for vegetarian dishes like grilled Portobello mushrooms or pasta with tomato sauce.