Owner Mike Andrews loves the Spanish grapes he’s growing at his estate Coyote Canyon Vineyard in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills and the resulting wine at his winery in the Vintners Village in the Yakima Valley town of Prosser. This superb Rioja-style blend includes Tempranillo, Graciano and Garnacha (Grenache), and winemaker John Gabriel crafted them into a beautiful wine. It opens with aromas of cedar, rosehip, blackberry and chocolate. On the palate, if offers flavors of black cherry, black berry, Baker’s chocolate and a bit of black licorice. It’s a big wine with the acidity and tannin to back up all the fruit. Pair with roasted lamb or duck, huevos rancheros or a meat lovers pizza.
Production: 223 cases