Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2014: 100-91

By on December 26, 2014

100. Horizon’s Edge Winery NV Wishful Thinking Chocolate Port-style, Rattlesnake Hills, $20

horizons-edge-winery-wishful-thinking-port-labelLast year marked the 30th anniversary of David Padgett’s Horizon’s Edge Winery brand, which has remained a boutique, family-owned winery in the Yakima Valley all along. He’s had his fortified program dialed in for decades, and this Port-style bottling with chocolate is perennially one of his best efforts. It’s a chocolate lover’s delight, beginning with tantalizing aromas of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, raisin and allspice, a blend that smells like a Tootsie Roll. There’s a match on the palate in a huge fashion, making for a rich and delicious after-dinner drink that’s quite warm, but the alcohol is still pleasingly integrated. It earned a gold medal and was selected as best of class at the 2014 Capital Food & Wine Festival Wine Competition.

Production: 210 cases

Alcohol: 19.5%

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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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