Cairdeas Winery 2012 Dolcetto, Wahluke Slope, $38

By on April 18, 2015

cairdeas-winery-logoLake Chelan winemaker Charlie Lybecker, a graduate of South Seattle Community College’s Northwest Wine Academy, moved to Manson, Wash., not long before these grapes were harvested. While his focus has been on award-winning work with Rhône varieties, here he works with this food-friendly grape that’s home to Piedmont. Aromas of black cherry, plum and Marionberry pick up notes of toast, Weetabix cereal and crushed herbs. That theme of purple fruit continues with flavors of ripe elderberry and Marionberry, bringing great acidity and touches of black pepper.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 75 cases

Alcohol: 14%

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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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