Maryhill Winery 2018 McKinley Springs Vineyard Merlot, Horse Heaven Hills, $48

By on February 3, 2022

Of the Leutholds’s 95 career Platinums, 10 of those have been vineyard designates of McKinley Springs, owned and operated by Rob Andrews and brother-in-law Doug Rowell. It’s a fetching example with layers of black raspberry and blueberry compote, backed by spice box notes, rewarding tannins and a pinch of mint. Awards: Cascadia International (gold), Seattle Wine Awards (gold).

Rating: Platinum, 94 points

Production: 334 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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