DaMa Wines 2011 DaMa Nation, Washington, $40

By on April 7, 2015

dama-wines-dama-nation-logoWalla Walla vintner Mary Tuuri Derby relies on Colin Morrell’s Lonesome Spring Ranch in the Yakima Valley near Benton City, Wash., for her red Rhone blend of Greanche (45%), Syrah (40%) and Mourvèdre. There’s ample influence of oak behind aromas of blackberry jam, black current and Cascade mint tea. It’s an easy and juicy drink with a light to medium structure amid flavors of Marionberry and more black currant. This wine earned a silver medal at the 2015 Seattle Wine and Food Experience Wine Awards.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 165 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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