Snake River Winery 2006 Arena Valley Vineyard Anarquia, Snake River Valley, $34

By on December 28, 2014

snake-river-winery-2006-labelScott DeSeelhorst, owner/grower/winemaker for Wine Press Northwest’s 2013 Idaho Winery of the Year, creates two wines based upon the Portuguese variety Touriga Naçional. There’s a standalone varietal table wine, and then there’s this Port-style that’s dusty and dark with aromas and flavors of Bing cherry, strawberry jam and sweet herbs. While named for a Spanish term for anarchy, its residual sugar (9%) and fortified nature makes this a companion for cold night by a warm fire with pungent cheese and toasted filberts.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 98 cases

Alcohol: 19.5%

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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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