North by Northwest 2015 Red Blend, Columbia Valley $15

By on January 24, 2019

Best Buy! Oregon icon King Estate continues its interest in Washington state fruit with its consumer-minded North by Northwest brand, and they collaborate here with Four Feathers Wine Estates vineyards McNary in the Horse Heaven Hills and Soaring Eagle on the Wahluke Slope. Both sites are farmed by Tom Merkle, the Auction of Washington Wines’s Honorary Grower for 2017. The blend developed by King Estate winemaker Brent Stone is equal parts Merlot and Syrah with support from Cabernet Sauvignon (28%). There’s density to the nose of black cherry pie, cocoa powder and vanilla bean, which lead to flavors of creamy cherries, raspberry and cola. Pleasing tannins allow for a bright and juicy finish.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 14,350 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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