Hoodsport Winery NV Blueberry, Washington $24

By on April 30, 2016

hoodsport-winery-blueberry-nv-bottleThere were fewer than 20 wineries in Washington state when Hoodsport entered the industry, and while it produces wines from vinifera, the Puget Sound producer also releases several non-grape bottlings – including two styles of Blueberry. This is the off-dry version, but it’s not overly sweet at just 1% residual sugar. Aromas of blueberry are joined by Western serviceberry, vanilla and milk chocolate with hints of a potpourri bag. Inside, the flavors mimic Marionberry on the entry more than blueberry. There’s a bit of viscosity on the midpalate as blueberry skin tannins and juiciness provide cleansing balance. The two versions are the same price with similar packaging, but this off-dry version lists a touch more alcohol – 11 percent vs. 9 percent.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 800 cases

Alcohol: 11%

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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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