Mosquito Fleet Winery 2011 Sophia, Columbia Valley, $29

By on April 28, 2014

MFW-bottle-view3Full-time chiropractor/part-time winemaker Brian Petersen doesn’t stray far from the formula for his previous vintage off Elephant Mountain Vineyard (Syrah 72%, Mourvèdre 14%) and Double Canyon (Cabernet Sauvignon 14%). It creates aromas of black cherry, blueberry, fennel, NECCO wafer candy and cracked black pepper. There’s Van cherry, Marionberry and blueberry on the palate, which is bright with acidity. Production was down by about one-third from the 2010 Sophia. It earned a silver medal at the 2014 Capital Food and Wine Festival Wine Competition.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 180 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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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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