Camaraderie Cellars 2009 Tempranillo, Yakima Valley, $28

By on August 28, 2013

Camaraderie Cellars is in Port Angeles, Washington.This red Spanish variety has gained a small but solid foothold in recent years in the Pacific Northwest, and Washington is proving to be a great place to grow the robust grape. This wine from a longtime Port Angeles winery uses grapes from Two Coyote Vineyard in the Rattlesnake Hills and Crawford Vineyard near the Yakima Valley town of Prosser. It opens with aromas of juicy cherry, fresh cedar, vanilla bean and buttered toast. On the palate, it offers bold flavors of rich red cherry, pomegranate, plum and blackberry, all backed with assertive tannins.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 308 cases

Alcohol: 14.3%

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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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