Ginkgo Forest Winery 2010 Ginkgo Red, Wahluke Slope, $15

By on May 11, 2014

ginkgo-forest-winery-ginkgo-red-2010-labelBest Buy! Wahluke Slope grower/winemaker Mike Thiede blends and prices this Cabernet Sauvignon (56%), Syrah (33%) and Merlot in order to move quickly through his Old Town Tacoma tasting room. It accounts for about 25% of his annual total case production, but he takes time with the wine by aging it in neutral oak for 30 months. The nose hints at crushed red currant, pie cherry, Marionberry and cherry SweeTart, joined by notes of barrel spice and cedar. There’s a smooth entry leading with cherries and currants with bright acidity and a raspberry finish, making it an easy drink that Thiede pairs with blue cheese.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 480 cases

Alcohol: 14.3%

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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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