Darighe by Woodhouse Family Cellars, 2000 Proprietor’s Blend, Columbia Valley is thick with implications and it’s not recommended you open it near an open-flame. Once the heat blows off, this is a deep throater, penetrating your innermost innocence. With voluptuous vigor and indulgent force, it splashes your lips with smoldering bitterness. The tannins grip and you’re held like a hostage in its clutches of lofty acid, no sooner released into a blaze of cranberry, black spice and green pepper. It’s hard to know if it’s an ache for love or a begrudging envy that this wine lays before you. Not my style, but throw caution to the wind, bare down and dive in!