Wind Rose Cellars 2012 Bravo Rosso Red Table Wine, Washington, $20

By on February 20, 2016

Washington wineAn interest in Italy has led David Volmut to focus much of his Olympic Peninsula winemaking on varieties such as Primitivo, Barbera and Nebbiolo. All three are represented – in that order – in this blend that’s back by just a bit Cabernet Sauvignon. A plummy and spicy nose also offers hints of huckleberry, cherries, bittersweet chocolate and ground mustard. The drink brings bright purple fruits of black cherry, plum and blackberry as pomegranate acidity overrides the mild tannins to make for the tangy finish one expects from Italian grapes. Suggested pairings include barbecued meats and pasta dishes, and their tasting room/bistro in Sequim is open afternoon and evenings Wednesday through Saturday.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 135 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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