Thurston Wolfe The Geologist 2008




The Geologist was inspired by the dramatic volcanic and fluvial geology of eastern Washington's viticulture regions. Our front label shows a key component, the Snipes Mountain growing area, with its unique ancestral Columbia River conglomerate soils directly overlying ancient weathered basalt.
Category Red Wine
Country United States
Region Washington
Appellation Columbia Valley
Brand Thurston Wolfe
Alcohol/vol 14%
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Wine EnthusiastA Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Merlot, this remains quite youthful, with its flavors of barrel aging still prominent. Substantial, brambly berry fruit is bolstered by stiff tannins, streaked with notes of loam, graphite and smoke. The structure, depth and balance are all in place, it just needs more time to consolidate.

Paul Gregutt, November 1, 2012