Wit Cellars 2013 Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $45

By on November 8, 2016

wit-cellars-red-wine-2013-label1Some of Washington state’s best examples of Malbec come from Gamache Vineyard, and this blend of Bordeaux varieties by Flint Nelson and Cat Warwick showcases Malbec (61%) from that planting near historic Sagemoor Vineyard. It’s backed by Petit Verdot (21%) and Cabernet Sauvignon from Wahluke Slope Vineyard. Aromas of sweet herbs, black cherry, blueberry and toast include anise and black pepper. Inside, it’s a juicy slice of blueberry pie, joined by blackberry, dark toast and coffee. Bing cherry skin tannins firm it up nicely in the finish, ideal for a plate of osso bucco. While not a classic Cahors-style blend, it represents just one of several stunning wines from the debut release of Wit Cellars in Prosser.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 240 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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