Pete’s Mountain Vineyard & Winery 2015 Destiny Ridge Vineyard Elijah’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $38

By on January 26, 2020
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Mike and Kristy Thayer live on Pete’s Mountain near the Portland suburb of West Linn, and their ridge-top tasting room and vineyard offer some of the best views of Mount Hood in Northwest wine country. The Thayers also have a growing following for their wines, thanks in part to the association with grower/winemaker Jarrod Boyle of Alexandria Nicole Cellars fame in Washington. His Destiny Ridge Vineyard and winemaking talent are reflected in the 2015 Elijah’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a sturdy drink laden with aromas of black cherry, blackberry and earth, then black cherry, blackberry and a touch of pomegranate, with a nip of chocolate at the end with its smooth tannins. Last fall, this received a gold medal at the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition in Hood River, Ore., a judging staged at the Columbia Gorge Hotel on behalf of some of the region’s top wine buyers.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 328 cases

Alcohol: 14.4%

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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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