Snoqualmie Vineyards 2010 Whistle Stop Red Blend, Columbia Valley, $10

By on May 29, 2014

snoqualmie-vineyards-whistle-stop-red-bottleBest Buy! University of Washington grad Joy Andersen took over as Snoqualmie’s winemaker in 1991, and she continues to spoil her budget-conscious fans with bottlings such as this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) and Merlot. The nose features a beautiful presentation of black cherry, ripe raspberry, smoky dark chocolate and tobacco leaf. What follows is a smooth drink of dark plum, blackberry and chocolate-covered black cherry, backed by a great finish of raspberry and cranberry. These wines are widely distributed and now are poured in Paterson at the Columbia Crest tasting room.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 7,000 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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