Apex Cellars 2010 The Catalyst, Columbia Valley, $15

By on March 26, 2013

washington wineBest Buy! Apex is a longtime Yakima Valley winery now owned by Precept Wine in Seattle. This is a magnificent wine for both quality and price. It is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (30%), Malbec and Syrah using grapes from acclaimed Alder Ridge, Clifton Hill and Riverbend vineyards. It opens with aromas of cordial cherry, marshmallow and lavender, followed by vibrant flavors of boysenberry, cardamom, red cherry and cranberry. Its smooth tannins are elegant and approachable. At this price, you can enjoy it with a midweek meal of pizza, pasta in a red sauce or grilled meats.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 1,450 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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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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