Pepper Bridge Winery 2011 Trine, Walla Walla Valley, $65

By on December 26, 2014

pepper-bridge-winery-trine-nv-bottleThe second wave of renowned Walla Walla Valley wineries was led by this program, and in 2008 — a decade after their debut vintage — they began to produce this meritage-style blend that rhymes with wine and is coined as a tribute to the triumvirate of ownership — the McKibben, Pellet and Goff families. A cooler vintage at Seven Hills and Octave vineyards formed this grouping of Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Cabernet Franc (28), Petit Verdot (12%), Malbec (12%) and Merlot. Aromas of blackberry taffy, cherry juice and black currant syrup pick up pinches of caramel and black pepper. The flavor profile is dark, alluring and focused on blueberries and chocolate-covered pomegranate with ageworthy tannins and a finish of Montmorency cherry.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 606 cases

Alcohol: 14.4%

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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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