Only the best: 12 Outstanding Northwest wines

By on May 4, 2014

Mosquito Fleet Winery 2011 Meritage Portside, Columbia Valley, $34

mosquito-fleet-winery-meritage-portside-bottleHood Canal winemaker Brian Petersen has this red Meritage-style blend tilt toward Cabernet Sauvignon, hence his veiled nautical reference to the left — as in the legendary Left Bank region of Bordeaux. Aromas bring hints of dark chocolate, black cherry, blueberry, plum skin and pink peppercorns. The drink’s entry is rich with black currant and pomegranate, which presents rousing tannins with good acidity, making for beautiful balance and great length. Here’s just the latest in a string of stunning bottlings from this young winery, and it received a gold medal within the 2014 Capital Food and Wine Festival Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 300 cases

Alcohol: 14%

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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.

One Comment

  1. Jeff Curry

    May 6, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Yay ans congratulations for Kramer Vineyards! I have always wanted the best for this winery and it seems they have an even brighter future ahead of them with Kim Kramer as their head Winemaker.

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