H/H Estates 2009 Michael Andrews Reserve Red, Horse Heaven Hills, $35

By on February 17, 2013

Washington wineOwner Mike Andrews loves the Spanish grapes he’s growing at his estate Coyote Canyon Vineyard in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills and the resulting wine at his winery in the Vintners Village in the Yakima Valley town of Prosser. This superb Rioja-style blend includes Tempranillo, Graciano and Garnacha (Grenache), and winemaker John Gabriel crafted them into a beautiful wine. It opens with aromas of cedar, rosehip, blackberry and chocolate. On the palate, if offers flavors of black cherry, black berry, Baker’s chocolate and a bit of black licorice. It’s a big wine with the acidity and tannin to back up all the fruit. Pair with roasted lamb or duck, huevos rancheros or a meat lovers pizza.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 223 cases

Alcohol: 14.3%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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