Angel Vine 2010 Stone Tree Vineyard Petite Sirah, Columbia Valley, $22

By on April 1, 2013

Washington winePetite Sirah is technically a Rhône variety, though it’s mostly grown in California. It is becoming a slightly more important grape in the Pacific Northwest, with at least a couple dozen examples being made in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Ed Fus, owner and winemaker at Angel Vine in Carlton, Ore., brings his grapes in from the arid Wahluke Slope in Washington to craft this delicious wine. It opens with aromas of caramel corn, red raspberry, dark chocolate and white pepper, followed by flavors of boysenberry, black currant and dark spices. It’s still pretty tightly wound, and it’s somewhat mild mannered at this point, making it a good introduction to Northwest versions of the wine.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 180 cases

Alcohol: 14.8%

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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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