Best Buy! Precept’s Pendulum brand can be spotted on the shelves at Costco and has made Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list, and anything associated with Walla Walla’s John Freeman and his winemaking team is worthy of attention. Harvested during the last week of September, the bottling ranks among the grassiest and most fascinating of the tasting. Green-toned fruit akin to Granny Smith apple and Key lime pick up secondary notes of fennel pollen, gooseberry pie and Big Hunk candy bar. The weight on the midpalate is enjoyable, and the finish is clean and tantalizing. These wines can also be found at Fred Meyer, Safeway and QFC markets in the Northwest.
Rating: Outstanding! — 92 points
Production: 2,000 cases