Northwest Cellars 2011 Art den Hoed Vineyard Petite Sirah, Yakima Valley, $32

By on January 11, 2014

nortwest-cellars-art-den-hoed-vineyard-petite-sirah-2011-labelThere’s not much Petite Sirah produced in Washington, but Rattlesnake Hills grower Art den Hoed and his Far Away Vineyard near Grandview presented this Kirkland winery with some remarkable juice. The nose features classic dark plum, black cherry, dark chocolate, vanilla extract, cardamom and allspice. Inside, it’s got broad shoulders with a continuation of all that dark luscious fruit, chocolate and spices. There’s a bit of sweetness on the midpalate, capped by a finish of huckleberry, cigar leaf and black pepper. And fortunately, it doesn’t come with the high-octane alcohol found in many West Coast versions of Petite Sirah.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 148 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

Website

About Great Northwest Wine

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>