Great Northwest Wines top wines 100: 10-2

By on December 30, 2013

10. Forsyth Brio 2006 McKinley Springs Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $50

forsyth-brio-winery-logoFor years, David Forsyth has enjoyed sourcing the Horse Heaven Hills to create some of Washington’s best Cabernet Sauvignon for Hogue Cellars and Mercer Estates. This bottling marks the debut of his own boutique label, and he’s served up a properly aged red wine for his devotees. There’s a tiny tinge of brick to the color, followed by attractive and mature aromas of cordial cherry, cocoa powder, graphite, lightly roasted coffee, black pepper, vanilla and a whiff of bacon. The delicious and creamy drink shows refinement with milk chocolate and Chukar Cherry, backed by blackberry and cola, then finished with black licorice and cedar as the tannins have been melted by time yet remain in focus by ample acidity. If you want to show off a beautifully aged Washington Cab, here’s Grace Kelly in bottle.

Production: 53 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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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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