Reflection Vineyards 2011 Melange, Yakima Valley, $28

By on May 15, 2014

reflection-vineyards-melange-2011-labelThe VanArnam family in the Rattlesnake Hills near Zillah, Wash., grows cherries as well as estate grapes, and there’s a strong thread of cherry throughout their blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Syrah (33%) and Merlot. Aromas begin with cherry taffy and dried strawberry, then pick up hints of honeydew melon, dried soybean and a whiff of smoke. The palate features cherry, ripe plum and blueberry, backed by a balance of acidity and blueberry tannin, and includes a pinch of sweet herbs.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 108 cases

Alcohol: 13.7%

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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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