Ancestry Cellars 2011 La Soeur, Columbia Valley, $35

By on March 21, 2014

ancestry-cellars-la-soeur-2011-labelThis young Woodinville, Wash., winery names its Merlot-based blend as a tribute to the “sister” side of the family, and the vineyard sources for it include Yakima Valley sites Copeland and Dineen as well as Stillwater Creek in the Frenchman Hills north of the Wahluke Slope. The aromas feature black currant, blueberry, black truffle, forest floor and pencil lead. On the pour, there’s a delicious approach with penetrating flavors of dark blueberry, plum and white chocolate within a framing of moderate tannins. It received a silver medal at the Seattle Wine and Food Experience Wine Competition.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 800 cases

Alcohol: 13.7%

Winery website

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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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