Bramble Bump Red

Bramble Bump is a hill covered in berries in Woodinville, where JM Cellars is located. So it seems appropriate that the winery owners, John and Peggy Bigelow, named a red wine after this special place.

2006 Bramble Bump Red is a great red blend for everyday drinking. This recent release follows the successful 2005 vintage, named by Seattle Magazine in March as the “Best Bordeaux Blend Under $20.00.” (The 2006 Bramble Bump Red is $22.00.)

The full-bodied wine combines Cabernet Sauvignon (57%), Merlot (23%), Syrah (10%), Cab Franc (5%) and Malbec (5%) into a luscious blend that pairs well with strong cheese or beef. It’s ready to drink now, but unlike previous vintages, 2006 Bramble Bump Red can be cellared for 5-10 years.

But take note — wines from JM Cellars sell out quickly, so place your order soon!


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About Margot

Margot has been writing about wine since 1997 at KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon; ten years later, she created this blog. Write for Wine focuses on the fine wines of Washington state, with occasional posts about other northwest wine regions (Oregon and B.C.), California, ANZ and Bordeaux. A former national journalist in Canada, Margot has been a Washington wine enthusiast since moving to Seattle in 1999. Her motto: “It’s wine o’clock somewhere.”