Best Northwest wines of 2015: 60-51

By on December 28, 2015

60. Plain Cellars 2012 Petite Sirah, Yakima Valley, $30

Plain ImagesThis small producer in North Central Washington turned our heads all year long with one delicious wine after another. This superb Petite Sirah using Yakima Valley grapes is not an overwhelmingly big red like so many wines made from this robust grape. It opens with aromas of sweet smokiness, plum and black pepper, followed by flavors of mocha, blackberry and black olive. It’s backed by moderate tannins that add a hint of dark chocolate to the lengthy and beautifully balanced finish.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 75 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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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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