Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2012 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Quarry Butte, Horse Heaven Hills, $25

By on May 14, 2015

Alexandria Nicole-2012-Quarry ButteThe ANC team shows remarkable flair with this annual blend from its 327-acre site overlooking Crow Butte Park, the Columbia River and Oregon. While driven by five Bordeaux varieties, leading with Cabernet Sauvignon (52%), a little bit of Syrah (8%) goes a long way in rounding out the structure of this food-friendly red. Its nose of black currant, Tahitian vanilla and cherry pipe tobacco funnels into accessible and tasty flavors of boysenberry and pomegranate, allowing for bright acidity and approachable tannins. These wines are available at their tasting rooms in Prosser and Woodinville’s Hollywood Schoolhouse as well as by appointment at their Horse Heaven Hills vinification facility. This wine earned silver medals at both the 2015 Seattle Wine and Food Experience Wine Awards and 2015 Great Northwest Wine Competition.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 1,198 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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