Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2013: 60-51

By on December 28, 2013

53. Cascade Cliffs Vineyard & Winery 2009 Reserve Nebbiolo, Columbia Valley, $50

cascade-cliffsNebbiolo is at home in northwest Italy, but owner/winemaker Robert Lorkowski has created a worthy rendition at his small winery atop basalt cliffs in Washington state overlooking the Columbia River. It opens with aromas of cherry, plum, spice and red licorice, followed by big flavors of black cherry, vanilla and cherry liqueur. It is backed with bold acidity and somewhat restrained tannins. This is a wine to savor.

Production: 105 cases

Alcohol: 14%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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