Washington’s diverse, delicious Yakima Valley

By on February 28, 2016

Lone Birch Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Yakima Valley, $13

lone-birch-winery-cabernet-sauvignon-2013-bottleBest Buy! Yakima Valley vintner/grower Marcus Miller continues to release stellar, consumer-friendly wines under his family’s second label, inspired by a 70-year-old birch tree that stands proudly within the 900-acre vineyard. It comes across with a lighter styled expression of Cab, opening with enticing aromas of cassis and blueberry backed by complex tones of vanilla, coffee and sweet herbs. Inside, there’s a great structure with Rainier cherry and sweet plums flavors. Black olive and blueberry carry into a finish of more cherry.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 1,759 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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