Stottle Winery 2012 Big Eddie Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $35

By on December 27, 2015

stottle-winery-big-eddi-red-2012-labelSouth Puget Sound winemaker Josh Stottlemyer graduated from the University of Minnesota with a science degree years before becoming an alumni of South Seattle Community College’s Northwest Wine Academy. This Right Bank-style blend of Merlot (55%), Cabernet Sauvignon (40%) and Malbec takes from Elephant Mountain, Doc Stewart and Elerding 6 Prong vineyards and offers a dense nose of dark plum, black cherry, cinnamon bark, milk chocolate, black tea and tar. It’s a supple drink that continues with dark cherry, plum and blueberry, framed by firm tannins and finished with dark chocolate and black pepper.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 200 cases

Alcohol: 14.8%

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