Grande Ronde Cellars 2008 Pepper Bridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley, $35

By on June 4, 2014

grande-ronde-cellars-brown-logoOne of Spokane’s first winemakers, Mountain Dome founder Michael Manz, looked after the winemaking for this ownership group until his passing in 2006. The group includes his brother, John Mueller, who has taken over the winemaking. They’ve stayed true to their program all along, which focuses on Bordeaux varieties from two of the Walla Walla Valley’s most acclaimed vineyards and a French oak barrel program. Sweet and toasted oak aromas are joined by black cherry, blackberry, cola and moist earth. The palate brings flavors of boysenberry, blackberry and cocoa powder presented in a pleasant structure.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 300 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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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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