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Jul 15

Geoff’s Pick of the Week – Steele Outcast

Steele Outcast - Wine World

Steele Outcast - Lake County Red Blend - 2010

Geoff’s pick of the week!
Regular Price: $26.99
Sale Price: $21.99

This is the second vintage release of the Outcast Red Wine from Jed Steele of Steele Wines. The name “Outcast” refers to the lack of tourism that Lake County sees compared to its other North Coast neighbors Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino. This is in part due to the remoteness of their location, and the fact that while there are over 8,500 acres of grapes planted, very few wineries are actually located in Lake County. Most of the grapes grown there are trucked off to wineries in the more popular surrounding regions.

The Outcast is not just another kitchen sink blend to use up leftover juice, but an intentional effort representing some of the regions best vineyards and varietals. The Blend is 51% Syrah,23% Zinfandel, 11% Petite Sirah, 7% Merlot, 5% Malbec 3% Petite Verdot and is brimming with black raspberry, cherry and plummy fruit with hints of mocha, cedar-y perfume and black pepper spice. This would make an awesome BBQ wine, especially with grilled tri tip.

Buy it online and get it shipped to your door or pick it up in-store at our location just off of 45th and I-5 in Seattle.