Apex Cellars 2011 The Catalyst, Columbia Valley, $18

By on January 23, 2014

apex-cellars-the-catalyst-bottleRon Bunnell flashes his skill as a mixologist in Prosser, Wash., with an eclectic and electric blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (46%), Malbec (22%), Syrah (12%), Mourvédre (11%) and Tempranillo from some of Precept Wine’s top vineyards, such as Alder Ridge, Canyon Ranch and Willow Crest. Elegant aromas of black cherry, cassis, plum, tobacco and toast evolve into a fruit-filled, high-acid wine that’s cast with flavors of pomegranate, pie cherry and cranberry. That structure should lend this deliciously with Italian dishes featuring red sauces.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 2,493 cases

Alcohol: 14%

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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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