Mosquito Fleet Winery 2010 Sophia, Columbia Valley, $29

By on April 19, 2013

Washington wineOwner/winemaker Brian Petersen has been able to get into some serious vineyards in just his second vintage with this winery in Washington’s Mason County. This red blend of Syrah (73%), Mourvèdre (19%) and Cabernet Sauvignon uses grapes from Elephant Mountain in the Yakima Valley and Double Canyon in the Horse Heaven Hills. It reveals aromas of black olive, blackberry, ripe plum and dark chocolate, followed by juicy flavors of Marionberry, vanilla bean and spices. It’s all backed with a core of lively acidity and rich, chocolaty tannins. Enjoy with lamb, sautéed mushrooms or teriyaki beef. This wine features the SS Sophia on the label. This was a tugboat-turned-ferry built in 1884 that served in the Mosquito Fleet between Tacoma and Henderson Bay.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 250 cases

Alcohol: 15%

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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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