$6 at Skyway (and Renton), WA (purchased 4/17/14)
Hyatt Vineyards has been around since the early 80’s making it one of the older Washington wineries, especially with the recent explosion of new wineries. The Rattlesnake Hills AVA sits on the northern end of the Yakima Valley and has recently been seeing a bit of a renaissance in recognition and quality of the vineyards. The label says this wine is a blend of four Bordeaux varietals with small amounts of tempranillo and petit sirah and is estate grown.
Dark red in color with a nose of vanilla spice, nutmeg, and red fruits. Red cherry, plum and blueberry on the palate with a good dollop of oak influenced caramel, smoke, and spice. Rich in feel with soft tannins and good acidity. Not a complex wine, but a good party pleaser and easy drinker. Hyatt wines typically retail in the $12-$15 range and discounted from $8-$10. So at $6 it isn’t super buy, but it is worth the money if you like the style. A thumbs up for me for its simple pleasure along with its stelvin closure.