15 Northwest wines for $15 or less

By on May 24, 2015

Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2013 Private Reserve Pinot Noir, Okanagan Valley, $16

gehringer-brothers-estate-winery-private-reserve-pinot-noir-2013-bottleBest Buy! This fall will mark the 30th vintage for the highly decorated duo of Walter and Gordon Gehringer along British Columbia’s Golden Mile Bench, and this tier of the Pinot Noir is remarkably approachable and a crowd-pleaser, akin to some examples from Southern Oregon. There’s little sign of oak, which pushes aromas of fresh strawberry, cranberry, raspberry, Twizzlers Cherry Nibs and dried oregano. It’s backed by a gentle approach of Rainier cherry, red currant and white strawberry flavors, which are framed beautifully by suave tannins and juicy acidity. The brothers suggest serving it with game, turkey, veal and strongly flavored cheeses. And based on the current state of the Canadian dollar, slot this as a “Best Buy.”

Rating: Excellent

Production: 1,300 cases

Alcohol: 13.1%

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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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