Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2018 Renaissance Red, Lewis-Clark Valley $23

By on January 12, 2022

For the third straight year, Coco “Empress of the Platinum” Umiker has used her entry-level “Renaissance Red” — a tribute to the renaissance of her valley’s wine industry — to earn yet another Platinum. While the foundation is Syrah (53%) from Umiker Vineyard, Carménère (11%) plays a significant role behind Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon as blackberry, plum skins, blood orange and sandalwood combine in a remarkable red at a bargain price. Awards: San Francisco Chronicle (double gold), Savor NW (double gold).

Rating: Double Platinum, 99 points

Production: 695 cases

Alcohol: 14.3%

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