Seven Bridges Winery 2013 Prima Nata Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $36

By on July 20, 2017

A reference to an Italian reference to “first born,” Portland vintner Bob Switzer continues to slowly grow his flagship wine – the Prima Nata, a Left Bank Bordeaux-styled blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (61%), Merlot (19%), Malbec (10%), Cabernet Franc (8%) and Petit Verdot. He works with a half dozen of Columbia Valley growers, many of them elite, and creates a balanced nose of red currant, Rainier cherry, plum and blueberry with barrel toast. Inside, it’s a round, juicy and easy drinker that hints at black cherry, black currant and blackberry. Sandy tannins, dusty herbs and sweet blueberry combine for a pleasing finish.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 225 cases

Alcohol: 14.7%

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