Maryhill Winery 2010 Sugarloaf Vineyards Mourvédrè, Rattlesnake Hills, $30

By on May 14, 2013

Washington wineSugarloaf is a young vineyard in the Rattlesnake Hills district of the Yakima Valley, and we’ve seen many superb vineyard-designated wines already coming from its fruit – a great tribute to the youthful vines and the hands that care for it. This red Rhône variety already is showing supreme promise in Washington’s arid climate, and here’s another great example from Maryhill winemaker Richard Batchelor. It opens with aromas of cherry, orange oil and oak, followed by flavors of tarragon, raspberry jam and berry pie with cinnamon. It’s a luscious wine with rich acidity and moderate tannins.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 360 cases

Alcohol: 13.8%

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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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