Pondera Winery 2014 Entwined Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $34

By on June 11, 2018

Pondera Winery, based in Woodinville, Wash., built this Merlot-based red blend with fruit from the Columbia Valley AVA for 2014. Spice, blackberries and blueberries lace it aromas, with mouth-filling flavors of blackberries and blueberries, a sheen of black cherries and an underlay of dark chocolate emerging on the palate. It finishes with big black tea-like tannins, betraying its Merlot backbone, plus engaging minerality. This won a gold medal and best of class at the 2018 Cascadia International Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 130 cases

Alcohol: 14.8%

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