Best Buy! The 2022 vintage marked the 35th anniversary of Seattle restaurateur Peter Dow’s Cavatappi label, which Precept Wine continues to shepherd via its Walla Walla winemakers. Precept’s Willow Crest Vineyard in the Yakima Valley dominates this bottling, but there’s some Horse Heaven Hills influence with Wallula Gap Vineyard (20%). It’s a food-friendly, citrusy and orchard fruit angle of attack as the nose of Key lime, fresh-cut celery and quinine includes a spring of spearmint. Texture fills the palate as mouthwatering flavors of lime zest pick up some Bosc pear flesh before a slice of starfruit in the finish. Suggested pairings include carbonara with grated Pecorino, Caesar salad, Chicken Marsala or seafood.
Rating: Excellent — 90 points
Production: 2,018 cases