Rio Vista Wines 2009 Loony Red, Columbia Valley, $28

By on April 3, 2013

Washington wineOwner/winemaker John Little grows wine grapes along the Columbia River near Highway 97 north of the cutoff to Lake Chelan. The grapes for this popular red blend include Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon from his estate fruit. It’s a delicious wine with aromas of cranberry, lime zest and spices, followed by flavors of cherry, boysenberry and dark chocolate. Smooth, rich tannins and solid acidity provide all the structure needed.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 200

Alcohol: 13.9%

Distribution: Winery only

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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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