Maryhill Winery 2013 Art den Hoed Vineyard Petite Sirah, Columbia Valley, $32

By on April 20, 2016

maryhill-petite-sirahMaryhill Winery called on a familiar source, the 200-acre Art den Hoed Vineyard near Mabton, Wash., which sprawls across 250 acres of the Yakima Valley AVA, for its 2013 Petite Sirah. Its aromas open with deep blackberry fruit, black currants, black pepper and hints of minerality. In the mouth, the same fruits shine, the pepper shows a little bite and the minerality pops out amidst its grippy tannins. Pair it with hearty foods, perhaps a cassoulet or sea salt-encrusted duck breast braised and roasted in a high-temperature oven. This earned a double gold medal at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 163 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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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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