Retired science teacher Dennis Gross credits the guidance of Red Mountain champions John and Scott Williams — and their fruit — for much of the success he’s enjoyed as a boutique winemaker in Washington’s South Puget Sound. Its fruit-fruit profile opens with blueberry, blackcurrant, Bing cherry, black pepper and bittersweet chocolate. Broad yet fine-grained tannins akin to cherry skins and pomegranate acidity lead to a finish that includes a dusting of cocoa powder and dried blueberry. This earned a gold medal at the 2018 Capital Food and Wine Festival Wine Competition.
Production: 31 cases
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