Best Northwest wines of 2015: 90-81

By on December 26, 2015

87. Hightower Cellars 2012 Reserve Red Wine, Red Mountain, $55

hightower-reserveThe husband/wife team of Tim and Kelly Hightower widely use Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain to build the foundation for their Reserve, which opens with tones of chocolate-covered pomegranate, blueberry and lilac. The hallmark of Hightower Cellars red wines is exquisite balance, and that definitely applies here as suave tannins and juicy blueberry acidity make for a long farewell.

Rating: Outstanding!

Cases produced: 144

Alcohol: 14.4%

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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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