Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2014: 70-61

By on December 27, 2014

65. Martin-Scott Winery 2012 Counoise, Columbia Valley, $28

martin-scott-winery-logoCounoise is a rare red grape from France’s Southern Rhône Valley, and it is successfully grown in small amounts in Washington. This example from a winery in East Wenatchee, Wash., is a classic, with aromas of ripe strawberry, dried herbs and a bit of exotic spiciness. On the palate, it reveals flavors of red currant, cranberry and cherry with a whisper of smoke and white pepper. It is beautifully balanced. This earned a unanimous double gold medal at the North Central Washington Wine Awards and a Platinum medal from Wine Press Northwest magazine.

Production: 26 cases

Alcohol: 14.6%

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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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