Bunnell Wine O’Clock 2010 Boushey Vineyard Sangiovese, Yakima Valley, $22

By on March 24, 2014

wine-o-clock-boushey-vineyard-sangiovese-2010-bottleOne of the joys of Washington wine country is pairing Wine O’Clock cuisine in Prosser and Ron Bunnell’s winemaking with fruit from nearby growers such as Dick Boushey. Here’s a delicious example that starts with aromas of spicy oak and untempered chocolate wafting over strawberry, black cherry, raspberry and rose petals. Fresh-fruit flavors dominate the racy drink as plump cranberries, red currant, rich cherry and pomegranate keep the tannins pushed way into the background. Their line of screwcapped wines are bottled in Eco-Glass, which uses 25 percent less glass than most wine bottles, Susan Bunnell pairs her husband’s Sangio with her Viva Italia artisan pizza at their family bistro and adjacent Bunnell Family Cellar tasting room.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 129 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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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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