All the best: a dozen great wines

By on October 19, 2014

Sawtooth Estate Winery 2012 Classic Fly Series Tempranillo, Snake River Valley, $25

sawtooth-winery-logoIdaho’s high-elevation vineyards in the Snake River Valley are quickly developing an award-winning reputation with this robust red grape from the Iberian Peninsula, and Melanie Smith’s latest interpretation earned her a double gold from West Coast judges at the 2014 Idaho Wine Competition. It comes with a dusky and smoky tones of black cherry, espresso and dark chocolate. The structure is plump and bold with assertive, yet refined tannins. Enjoy with paella that’s heavy on chorizo.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 259 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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