Scatter Creek Winery 2011 Sweet BJ, Yakima Valley, $25

By on April 19, 2014

scatter-creek-winery-sweet-bjThe Kearys recently made the jump to a tasting room in downtown Tenino near Olympia, which makes it easier for fans of their tasty lineup of off-dry wines. This offering is an unusual approach, starting with sweet Riesling (85%) and blending in Cabernet Sauvignon (15%). The result is an aromatic profile of black cherry, ripe strawberry, cranberry and baking spices, followed by flavors of dark strawberry and black cherry candy. At 14% residual sugar, it’s mighty sweet, but there’s enough acidity to make pretty yummy. This spring, this wine was awarded a silver medal at the Capital Food and Wine Festival Wine Competition for the second straight year.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 80 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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