Moulton Falls Winery NV Millea Reserve BDX Meritage Red Wine, Red Mountain, $42

By on September 2, 2018

The affable Joe Millea continues to nurture a delicious relationship with the Williams family of Kiona Vineyards, and this blend of Cabernet Franc (47%), Cabernet Sauvignon (33%) and Petit Verdot from their Red Mountain plantings is a Meritage-style that leans toward Right Bank in its approach. Sweet oak aromas of brown sugar and vanilla are joined by blackcurrant and cigar box notes. Inside, it’s delicious and plush with blossoming tannins that push out black cherry, pomegranate and blueberry notes. There’s dark coffee underneath the blue fruit, offering nice integration, complexity and cellaring potential. These wines are available online and at his friendly Northwest lodge-style tasting room and patio near Lucia Falls in Yacolt, about 30 minutes northeast of Vancouver, Wash. Enjoy with a wood-fired pizza after a ride on the Chelatchie Prairie Train.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 68 cases

Alcohol: 14.3%

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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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