Nine Hats Wines 2016 Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $20

By on June 17, 2018

The brand that is Long Shadows Vintners resonates beyond the Pacific Northwest, and Allen Shoup and director of winemaking Gilles Nicault have been growing the audience for their entry-level Nine Hats Wines since their debut in 2007. In this case, each lot of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (25%) and Syrah were under consideration at one point for Feather, Pedestal and Sequel programs, respectively. Together, here they exude aromas and flavors of milk chocolate, blueberry pie, dusty black cherry and vanilla. Solid tannin managements allows the fruit to trickle beyond the finish.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 7,200 cases

Alcohol: 14.8%

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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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