Michael Florentino Cellars 2010 Monastrell, Red Mountain, $28

By on October 13, 2013

michael-florentino-cellars-monastrell-labelThis member of the Woodinville Warehouse District is scheduled to take its wines on the road to pour at the Mount Rainier Fall Wine Festival on Nov. 2, and folks in fleece would be wise to seek out Brad Sherman’s Mourvédre off Kiona Vineyard. The nose is filled with black cherry, raspberry and blackberry with hints of Big Hunk nougat, chalkboard dust and cedar. It is a mouth-filling drink of Marionberry and black cherry, backed by a balanced structure of golden raspberry acidity and firm tannins. A pinch of black pepper adds to the nice farewell. The 2008 edition of this wine received a Platinum from Wine Press Northwest last year.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 70 cases

Alcohol: 14.9%

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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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