Patterson Cellars NV Due Anni, Columbia Valley, $18

By on March 19, 2015

patterson-cellars-due-anni-nv-bottleLast year’s nonvintage entry-level blend by John Patterson centered on Sangiovese, but this year’s is led by Malbec (34%), and it’s even more approachable. The Woodinville winemaker built it out from the 2011 and 2012 vintage using Petit Verdot (32%), Merlot (16%), Cabernet Sauvignon (9%), Syrah (7%) and just a drizzle of Sangiovese. The aromatic profile is one of plum jam, black cherry, dark-roasted coffee, black pepper and charcoal. Inside, it’s delicious with dark chocolate, black cherry and blueberry. Fine-grained tannins and a finish of Marionberry give it balance and length, and it was given a gold medal at the 2015 Seattle Wine & Food Experience Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 500 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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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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