Cana’s Feast Winery 2013 King Fuji Ranch Cinsaut, Columbia Valley, $25

By on August 11, 2015

canas-feast-winery-king-fuji-ranch-cinsaut-2013-labelPatrick Taylor and several other winemakers in Carlton, Ore., work with fruit from Washington in order to offer their customers wines made from varieties other than those native to Burgundy. Here, they pull this Rhône grape from the Taggares family’s vineyard on the Wahluke Slope, and they age it in neutral French barrels for just 10 months to maintain its vibrant approach. In the glass, it takes on the appearance of a dark rose, and it offers aromas of blood orange, dried strawberry, rhubarb pie and lemon ginger tea. On the palate, there are flavors of dried cherry and cranberry as pink grapefruit acidity easily pushes through the mild tannins to make this a very approachable wine.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 125 cases

Alcohol: 11.9%

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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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