Fujishin Family Cellars 2012 Amatino Red Blend, Snake River Valley, $22

By on April 9, 2015

fujishin-family-cellars-amatino-red-blends-2012-bottleRhône varieties thrive in the high-elevation climate of Idaho’s Snake River Valley, and Martin Fujishin again proves that with his proprietary blend of co-fermented Syrah (80%) and Viognier (5%) with Petite Sirah (15%) from Polo Cove and Bitner vineyards along the Sunnyslope Wine District. Its dense nose carries whiffs of Marionberry, plum and blueberry with cola, black olive, black pepper and a mist of Grey Flannel. The palate features blackberry, black currant and dark cherry, backed by pomegranate acidity and firm tannins.  Suggested pairings include Snake River Farms beef, wild game and tomato-based pasta.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 92 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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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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