31. Maryhill Winery 2012 Painted Hills Vineyard Tempranillo, Columbia Valley, $24
Winemaker Richard Batchelor continues his remarkable ability to craft superb wines for Maryhill. This new addition to his lineup comes from Art den Hoed’s vineyard near the Yakima Valley town of Mabton, Wash. It opens with aromas of fruit leather, raspberry, strawberry and blueberry. On the entry, rich and plush flavors of blackberry and raspberry are backed by firm tannins and a lengthy finish.
Production: 235 cases