Forsyth Brio 2011 Kiona Vineyard Mourvèdre, Red Mountain, $35

By on October 24, 2016

forsyth-brio-kiona-vineyard-mourvedre-2011-labelDavid Forsyth has earn respect throughout his career in the Washington wine industry both in terms of research and winemaking for some of the state’s most important wineries. His own boutique project focuses on small lots – no more than three barrels – from a single vineyard. And they aren’t rushed out to market. In this case, he pulls this late-ripening Rhône grape off warm Red Mountain, and the Williams family established its plantings in 2006. It offers a nose of blueberry pie, plum jam and black currant with clove, cinnamon and coffee. There’s delicious balance amid the assertive presentation of those dark blue fruits, joined by focused Earl Grey tea tannins and savory black olive, capped by French press coffee. These wines are available to club members of Forsyth Family Vintners, the Walter Clore Center and Bonnie’s Vine & Gift, both in Prosser, and in Richland at Fat Olives Restaurant.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 46 cases

Alcohol: 14.7%

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