10 Pacific Northwest Tempranillos to try today

by | Sep 1, 2013 | Featured wines, Idaho wine, News, Oregon wine, Washington wine | 0 comments

Cathedral Ridge Winery 2010 Ziegler Vineyard Tempranillo, Columbia Gorge, $32

Flying winemaker Michael Sebastiani reached across the Columbia River from Hood River, Ore., to Underwood, Wash., for these rare Tempranillo grapes from the Gorge AVA. This opens with aromas of black cherry, blueberry and baby portabello mushrooms. On the palate, this reveals flavors of pie cherry, pomegranate, blueberry and rhubarb, all backed with ample tannin and acidity.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 178 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

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