Salida Wine 2012 Tempranillo, Yakima Valley, $25

By on April 24, 2015

salida-tempranillo-2012-labelWashington’s original Rhône Ranger has shifted his focus to grape varieties famous on the Iberian Peninsula, and Doug McCrea targets Two Coyote Vineyard near Zillah for his Tempranillo, aka Tinto Roriz in Portugual. A wisp of hickory smoke leads into florals of rosemary and sage with fruit tones of Marionberry, dark plum and blueberry. The palate turns darker with black cherry and chocolate-covered blueberries, which are framed by moderate, yet polished tannins that make for delicious length. Suggested pairings include Tempranillo-infused chorizo, and these wines are available at the Salida Wine Bar in downtown Yelm.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 448 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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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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