Columbia Valley Red Wine

Mullan Road Cellars

Columbia Valley Red Wine

Region: America / Washington

Mullan Road Cellars was founded in 2012 by Dennis Cakebread of the renowned Cakebread Cellars winery in Napa Valley. A 40-year veteran of the wine trade, Dennis embarked on a mission to make a world-class Washington State wine embodying the rich history and terroir of the Northwest. Mullan Road Cellars is named for Lieutenant John Mullan, a 19th-century pioneer who built the first wagon road into eastern Washington. Its winemaker is Aryn Morrell, a Washington native who spent years making wine in Napa Valley with prestigious wineries such as Silver Oak Cellars, Joseph Phelps, Quintessa and Chappellet before returning to Washington in 2007. The grapes for Mullan Road Cellars Red Blend come from several outstanding, low-yielding vineyards in the Columbia Valley, including the famed Seven Hills Vineyard, as well as Stillwater Creek Vineyard and the Corfu Crossing Vineyard outside Royal City, an area soon to be designated the Royal Slope appellation.

90 Points

Ken's Wine Guide.com

2015 vintage
94 Points

Ultimate Wine Challenge

2015 vintage
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tasting note

Initial aromas of fresh black cherry, cassis, vanilla bean and juniper berry make way for deeper scents of sweet blackberry pie and dried strawberry. The palate offers concentrated flavors of blackberry, blackcurrant and dark cherry with a touch of spice. It’s framed by firm but silky tannins for balanced elegance.

food pairing

Pairs well with any red meat on the grill, pork tenderloin, heavy cheeses and grilled vegetables.

points of distinction

  • An elegant and age worthy blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc
  • Fruit comes from the famed Seven Hills Vineyard in Walla Walla Valley, as well as Stillwater Creek Vineyard and the Corfu Crossing Vineyard outside Royal City, an area soon to be designated the Royal Slope appellation
  • Wine made by WA native Aryn Morell, who has extensive experience in the Columbia Valley as well as with high-profile Napa wineries
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