Potter Wines 2012 The Ambassador Red Wine, Horse Heaven Hills, $28

By on June 10, 2018

Von and Crystal Potter have made a big splash among Boise mixologists with their Jalapeno & Grape Wine, but this four-barrel, Syrah-based blend from a classic vintage in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills continues to earn praise with wine critics. There’s a beautiful display of blueberry and new leather, supported by fresh tobacco and black pepper. The acidity is spot-on, and the finish leaves a slight tart note — a sign of Grenache (25%) that balances out the perfectly ripe fruit. This earned a double gold at the 2018 Cascadia International Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 99 cases

Alcohol: 14%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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