DiStefano Winery 2013 Meritage, Columbia Valley, $38

By on January 2, 2018

One of Woodinville’s earliest winery settlers, Microsoft alum Mark Newton began his winemaking career by working with Burgundy varieties grown in Oregon to indulge his passion for Champagne. His transition to Bordeaux grapes came in 1990 when he married Donna DiStefano. This Left Bank-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (64%), Petit Verdot (24%) and Cabernet Franc offers beautiful aromas and flavors of red currant, boysenberry and sweet herbs, backed by sweet oak notes, plum-skin tannins and a pinch of lavender that dancing in the juicy finish.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 265 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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