Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2013: 100-91

By on December 26, 2013
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99. Pend d’Oreille Winery 2010 Bistro Rouge, Washington, $14

po-bistro-rougeBest Buy! Longtime Sandpoint, Idaho, winemaker Stephen Meyer has been crafting this delicious and affordable red blend for more than a decade. This example leads with Merlot (40%), followed by Cabernet Sauvignon (35%), Syrah (17%), Malbec (5%) and Cabernet Franc. Its aromas show off a dark fruit compote of cherry, blackberry and blueberry, accented by a whiff of rose petal, lavender and a dab of chocolate. And in the mouth, the fruit redoubles on the mid-palate and resolves into a finish that features a spicy farewell.

Production: 1,575 cases

Alcohol: 14.3%


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