Anelare 2010 Nonna Viola, Columbia Valley, $29

By on February 6, 2013

Washington wineThis winery in the heart of Washington wine country is making some superb reds, thanks to the expert winemaking of Victor Cruz (owner of Cañon de Sol Winery). This blend of Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon is named in honor of winery owners’ Grandma Vi, and we think she would be proud. It opens with aromas of hickory smoke, boysenberry, sandalwood and black tea, followed by delicious flavors of black cherry, sarsaparilla, cranberry and pomegranate. It is backed with firm tannins with beveled edges and would pair nicely with barbecued pork ribs.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 242 cases

Alcohol: 13.8%

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