Wind Rose Cellars 2012 Harvest Moon Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley, $22

By on June 29, 2014

wind-rose-cellars-harvest-moon-cabernet-sauvignon-2012Olympic Peninsula winemaker David Volmut took his lot of Cab from Lonesome Spring Ranch fruit and pressed it during the October harvest moon. He then bottled it 12 months year later under a harvest moon — after a barrel treatment of 40% new oak — and released it this year on the full moon of April 15. His choice of whole-berry fermentation helps create aromas of dusty cherry, plums, gaminess, roasted coffee and wet pavement. It’s a high-acid drink featuring flavors of Rainier cherry and pomegranate backed by plum-skin tannins and crushed herbs in the finish. A portion of the proceeds are steered to the North Olympic Land Trust, and the wine is available wine shops around the peninsula.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 125 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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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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