Here’s another example of the versatility of the Horse Heaven Hills as a growing region, the birthplace of not only some of the Northwest’s most famous Cabs but also white Rhône varieties that win awards. Five years ago, Justin Michaud won a Platinum with Roussanne for Mike Andrews. This time, he blends in Marsanne (15%) for complexity. Aromas of an orange grove, poached pear and cinnamon lead to a bite of juicy Bartlett pear and white peach, joined by a nuance of sweetness. Awards: Cascadia International (double gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold).
Rating: Platinum, 91 points
Production: 112 cases