Colter’s Creek Winery 2014 Koos•Koos•Kia Red, Lewis-Clark Valley, $24
Work in their maturing Lewis-Clark Valley vineyard by Mike Pearson and in the cellar by his wife, Melissa Sanborn, allowed them to increase production by 50 percent of their flagship wine that serves as a tribute to Lewis & Clark’s reference of the Clearwater River. This classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot carries aromas of sweet cherries, Hostess Berry pie, sweet cherries and ginger spice, backed by a delicious structure of black currant and blueberry. Well-managed tannins allow for a finish of cherry juice and warm toffee. Their wines are available in Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado and Montana.
Production: 600 cases