Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2014: 40-31

By on December 29, 2014

32. Smasne Cellars 2011 Upland Vineyard Ancient Rocks, Snipes Mountain, $44

smasne-cellars-logo-blackThe second vintage of winemaker Robert Smasne’s Southern Rhône blend off Snipes Mountain in the Yakima Valley is just as impressive as his 2010 effort. This leads with Grenache (42%) but also includes Mourvèdre, Syrah and Viognier. It opens with aromas of red cherry, cranberry and pomegranate, followed by smooth flavors of plum, ripe strawberry and red currant. Mild tannins give this drink-now approachability.

Production: 191 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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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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