Mill Lane Winery 2012 Full Court Press, Washington, $26

By on May 7, 2014

mill-lane-winery-full-court-press-labelDan Ferris, an Air Force retiree, has been a basketball official for more than 40 years. That explains the names he gives to some of the red table wines he makes in Tenino, Wash. This off-dry and rather tasty wine is made with Nebbiolo and cherry juice, and that thread of cherries is constant. There are also hints of plum jam, Marionberry, vanilla and allspice in the nose, followed by more plum, blackberry and Bing cherry flavors. It’s not complex, but it’s smooth in structure and carries decent acidity. Suggested fare includes wild game, tomato-based pastas and mushroom dishes.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 300 cases

Alcohol: 12%

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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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