Westport Winery NV Bella Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $33

By on November 2, 2014

westport-winery-bella-nv-labelOne of the Roberts family’s most popular wines has a history of blending together Merlot, Syrah, Tempranillo, Primitivo, Refosco, Barbera and Aglianico, and the label of this bold red plays a bit off the famous Twilight series, filmed north of the winery on the Olympic Peninsula. Scents of black cherry, black raspberry and tobacco leaf lead to flavors of red raspberry and blueberry, backed by plum-skin tannins to sink your fangs into and pomegranate acidity. At the winery’s Farm to Fork Restaurant and Bakery, the suggested pairing is with prime rib, and the Roberts take a bite of their own profits from this wine to share with the Mount Rainier Chapter of the American Red Cross Blood Bank.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 168 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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