Ginkgo Forest Winery NV Raspberry Sensation, Wahluke Slope, $22

By on May 3, 2014

ginkgo-forest-winery-raspberry-sensation-labelWahluke Slope grower/winemaker Mike Thiede also operates a distillery, so he uses his own spirits for this lipsmacking Port-style. The nose offers hints of black cherry, plum sauce and licorice, and there’s a match on the bold and rich palate. Those notes are also joined by golden raisins, and the alcohol in this 375-ml bottle is very nicely integrated. Suggested pairings include cheesecake and brownies. It received a gold medal at the 2014 Capital Food and Wine Festival Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 180 cases

Alcohol: 19%

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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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