84. Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2011 Phinny Hill Vineyard Carménère, Washington, $28
This winery in Lewiston, Idaho, brings in grapes from a top vineyard in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills. The result of the husband-and-wife winemaking team is a superb Carménère with classic aromas of black pepper and sweet herbal notes, along with black cherry, blackberry and black licorice. Judicious use of oak allows the fruit to shine.
Production: 70 cases