Novelty Hill 2017 Cascadia Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $55

By on November 17, 2020
novelty hill wines cascadia 2017 bottle - Novelty Hill 2017 Cascadia Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $55

In the past, Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain factored into this blend inspired by Bordeaux’s Left Bank. For this bottle, Woodinville winemaker Mike Januik stayed on the east side of the Columbia River for all the fruit as Cab from venerable Sagemoor Vineyard dominates the melange that includes Merlot (17%) and Malbec (2%) off Novelty Hill’s estate planting at Stillwater Creek in the newly established Royal Slope American Viticultural Area. The oak profile, led by new French barrels, contributes to the hints of dark chocolate, cherry, blueberry and minerality. There’s tremendous texture to that dark blue fruit profile, offering pleasing grip for now and beyond.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 274 cases

Alcohol: 14.4%

Winery’s website

About Great Northwest Wine

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *