broVo NV Jammy Sweet Vermouth, Washington, $9

By on February 12, 2016

bovo-jammy-sweet-vermouth-nv-bottleUsing a base of Merlot from Washington’s Wahluke Slope, these Woodinville distillers create a red vermouth that lives up to its name. The nose of Bing cherry, raspberry, mint and pine needles includes a hint of Appolo lakkrísbland – Icelandic black licorice candy. Those cherry and licorice notes follow through as flavors, presented with brightness and jamminess among the botanicals, a list of ingredients such as hibiscus, ginger, Tellicherry peppercorns, coriander, orange peel, lemon peel, cacao nibs and decaf coffee beans. Agave nectar boosts the residual sugar to 10%, making it a pleasant sipper. Listed is the price for broVo’s standard piccolo-sized 187-millilter bottle, and the website offers recipes for Remember the Maine as well as Bronx Cocktail and Jammy Cobbler. Look for them in the southern part of the Woodinville Warehouse District near Finn Hill Winery or around the Puget Sound at Cafe Flora and select stores within Fred Meyer and Total Wine & More.

Rating: Recommended

Alcohol: 19.9%

Winery website

Subscribe to Thursday’s Wine of the Week newsletter

About Great Northwest Wine

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *