Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2013: 90-81

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84. Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2011 Phinny Hill Vineyard Carménère, Washington, $28

Screen Shot 2013-12-26 at 12.05.02 PMThis 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

Alcohol: 14%

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