Northwest Cellars 2012 Fortissimo Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $24

By on August 9, 2015

Northwest Cellars-2012-FortissimoKirkland vintner Bob Delf continues to focus this blend on Syrah (60%), but there also are significant contributions from Carménère and Petit Verdot, which help to make this a rather complex offering. Aromas of boysenberry, chocolate-covered blueberry include pinches of anise, horehound and green peppercorns along with leather. The drink is full and rich from start to finish with sweet black cherry and vanilla flavors and well-managed chocolaty tannins. These wines are available at their shared tasting room in Spokane at Nectar as well as Totem Square in Kirkland.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 362 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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