Ginkgo Forest Winery 2013 Estate Reserve Carménère, Wahluke Slope, $38

By on July 13, 2017

ginkgo foest carmenere 264x300 - Ginkgo Forest Winery 2013 Estate Reserve Carménère, Wahluke Slope, $38This Mattawa-based winery now has tasting rooms in Tacoma and Prosser, but still gets all of its grapes from estate vines on the Wahluke Slope. This remarkable Carménère reveals aromas of new-car leather, pencil shavings and a hint of graphite. On the palate, this unveils flavors of a classic Carménère with sweet herbs, black pepper, anise and rich, ripe red fruit. It merited a gold medal and best of class at the 2017 Wenatchee Wine Awards.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 137 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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