Palouse Winery 2013 Portage Port, Rattlesnake Hills, $70

By on April 8, 2016

palouse-portageThis delicious red dessert wine is made from Rattlesnake Hills Petite Sirah that is fortified from brandy made from Vashon Winery’s Syrah and Petite Sirah wines. The result is delicious, thanks to aromas and flavors of dark chocolate, raisin, blackberry cobbler and clove. Thankfully, the sweetness does not overwhelm the wine, instead allowing the purity of fruit to shine through. The firmness of the Petite Sirah tannins help the finish hold on and provide a hint of the ageability of this wine. Enjoy now or hold for 10 years or more. This earned a double gold medal at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 70 cases

Alcohol: 19.2%

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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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