William Grassie Wine Estates 2011 Impératrice, Columbia Valley, $44

By on July 19, 2014

william-grassie-wine-estates-imperatrice-2011The inaugural vintage from this Woodinville, Wash., winery has produced solid wines across  the five-release portfolio of Bill Grassie in nearby Fall City. His Meritage-style blend of Merlot (50%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%), Cabernet Franc (24%) and Petit Verdot presents aromas of black cherry, blackberry, cassis, cola and spice, followed by flavors of boysenberry, blueberry, raspberry and Montmorency cherry, backed by a touch of crushed walnut. His entire lineup is available at Jak’s Grill in Issaquah.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 250 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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