Walla Walla winemaker Spencer Sievers recently took over the winemaker at Ash Hollow, but he and Raul Morfin — who met while working at Reininger — continue to create small lots of fascinating wines. This product of Phinny Hill is among the treasures found at their tiny tasting room a mere stone’s throw from Whitman College. Its youthful nose flashes plump blueberries, boysenberry jam, anise, vanilla, Thai basil and Jolly Rancher grape candy. There’s some jamminess to the palate, yet its loaded with jazzy blueberry, pomegranate, Marionberry and Montmorency cherries. In fact, the acidity overtakes the tannin from beginning to end.
Production: 200 cases