Hiney Wine 2007 Big Red, Walla Walla Valley, $15

By on April 5, 2014

hiney-wine-bottleBest Buy! A whimsical second label for Walla Walla’s Skylite Cellars, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (53%), Syrah (34%) and Merlot continues to shine. Acclaimed winemaker Robert Smasne created fascinating aromas of Turkish coffee, black plum, black currant, plum jam, saffron and white pepper. Inside there’s a rich entry of blackberry along with more plum and currants, backed by coffee and chocolate amid a balanced structure of nice acidity and fine-grained tannins. It received a gold medal at the 2014 Capital Food and Wine Festival Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 900 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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