Wahluke Slope is backbone of Washington wine industry

By on July 24, 2016

Jones of Washington 2013 Estate Vineyards Carménère, Wahluke Slope, $30

jones-of-washington-logoColumbia Valley winemaker Victor Palencia ranks among the Pacific Northwest’s premier producers of aromatic white wines, and he shows his skill here for the Jones family with the obscure red Bordeaux variety Carménère. It offers enticing aromas of blackberry, loganberry and cherry juice with alluring light toast and herbal notes of green peppercorn. The pour brings smooth flavors that continue the dusty dark blue fruit theme amid a tannin structure that shows restraint, allowing for a finish of peppercorns, black cherry and minerality. Wines from Wine Press Northwest magazine’s 2012 Washington Winery of the Year are available in their Quincy tasting room as well as the Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 330 cases

Alcohol: 14.3%

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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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