Mackey Vineyards 2009 Concordia, Columbia Valley, $38

By on January 9, 2014

mackey-vineyards-concordia-2009-bottleCalifornia escapees Roger and Philip Mackey came to the Walla Walla Valley in 2007, bought a small farm and began growing grapes. This wine was crafted by Billo Naravane of Rasa Vineyards. It is a gorgeous blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre, using grapes from Les Collines, Bacchus and Minick vineyards. It opens with luscious aromas of blackberry jam, black licorice, vanilla bean and a dusting of cocoa powder. On the palate, this is a powerful yet harmonious wine with flavors of ripe blueberry, black cherry, pomegranate and chocolate. It’s a big wine that really delivers the fruit, tannin, oak and acidity together.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 370 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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