Waving Tree Winery 2010 Estate Grenache, Columbia Valley, $20

By on October 31, 2014

waving-tree-vineyards-and-winery-logoColumbia Gorge winemaker Terrence Atkins continues to show a nice touch with brightly textured red varieties. It starts in the vineyard, and his 60-acre planting near Goldendale, Wash., which allows him to present gorgeous aromas of Bing cherry, strawberry and cranberry with a blend of exotic spices. The drink is bright with rich flavors of ripe strawberry, raspberry and cocoa powder. Judges at the 2014 Columbia Gorge Wine Competition loved the way the acidity lifts the fruitiness, and they awarded it a silver medal. Those traveling along Highway 16  should check out his log cabin tasting room at Maryhill State Park on weekends through November and year-round in Kirkland.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 80 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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