Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2013: 50-41

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45. Reininger Winery 2010 Seven Hills Vineyard Carménère, Walla Walla Valley, $48

Washington wineCarmenérè, a red Bordeaux grape nearly lost during the great phylloxera scourge of 19th century – and rediscovered in Chile – has become a cult favorite in the Walla Walla Valley, where it reveals its greatness. The grapes for this come from renowned Seven Hills, a vineyard on the Oregon side of the valley. Lush dusty brambleberries and savory notes ooze from a glass of this wine on first approach. On the palate, it’s blueberries, then blackberries and black pepper, backed by a small bit of black licorice and cranberry tannins in its lengthy finish.

Production: 189 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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Articles credited to Great Northwest Wine are authored by Eric Degerman and other contributors. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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