Patterson Cellars NV Due Anni, Columbia Valley, $17

By on May 21, 2014

patterson-cellars-due-anni-labelIt translates from Italian as “two years,” and John Patterson’s annual nonvintage blend is establishing a perennial reputation as one of the best values being poured in Woodinville’s Hollywood Hill district. This edition is led by Sangiovese (35%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%) and Cabernet Franc (21%), and his use of new oak (30%) makes for aromas of milk chocolate, black cherry, plum and blueberry with caramel corn, coconut and allspice. There’s a smooth entry of plum, black currant and dark chocolate with modest tannins and moderate acidity. It’s a quaffer, and it earned a silver medal at the 2014 Capital Food and Wine Festival Wine Competition.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 1,300 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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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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