William Grassie Wine Estates NV Millesimes Melanges, Columbia Valley, $26

By on July 9, 2014

Woodinville vintner Bill Grassie developed this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (86%) with Merlot from the 2011 and 2012 vintages — millesimes is a French term for vintage — and it’s the largest production red wine from his first releases. The melange from Copeland, Stillwater Creek and Quintessence vineyards first offers a nose of sweet oak with lots of cherry, mocha, moist earth and fresh-cut cedar. It’s followed by a nice approach with flavors of strawberry and red cherry in a medium structure with cranberry acidity. Enjoy with lean meats such as London broil.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 175 cases

Alcohol: 14.4%

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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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