Maryhill Winery 2013 Painted Hills Vineyard Tempranillo, Columbia Valley, $34
Art den Hoed’s excellent Painted Hills Vineyard near Mabton, Wash., in the Columbia Valley provided the grapes for this 2013 Tempranillo. and Richard Batchelor, winemaker at Maryhill Winery, turned them into another gold medal winner. Deep cherry aromas, a bit of mint and warm spices on the nose usher in dark cherries, blackberries and blueberries on the palate. Grippy tannins and juicy acidity close out its lengthy finish. This earned a gold medal at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition.
Production: 207 cases