Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2014: 60-51

By on December 28, 2014

56. Cinder Wines 2012 Tempranillo, Snake River Valley, $29

cinder-wines-tempranillo-bottleIdaho native Melanie Krause brought her winemaking prowess home from a stint in Washington and now is leading the charge in the Gem State. She’s out to prove that Spanish reds can achieve greatness in the Snake River Valley, and this is a prime example. It offers aromas and flavors of red plum, blueberry, alder-smoked bacon and black pepper. Rich yet approachable tannins back up all the luscious fruit.

Production: 465 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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