Angel Vine 2012 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Primitivo, Columbia Valley, $24

By on November 18, 2015

angel-vine-coyote-canyon-vineyard-primitivo-2012-labelA number of wineries in Washington continue to enjoy success with some Italian varieties grown along the eastern portion of Columbia Gorge and the Wahluke Slope. Portland winemaker Ed Fus has found a sweet source for Primitivo in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills at Mike Andrews’ vineyard. Beautiful aromas of strawberry-rhubarb preserves, pineapple, blueberry tea, white pepper and fresh mint transition into gorgeously smooth flavors of dark strawberry and plum. It’s mouthfilling with a medium structure that’s balanced rather than hedonistically alcoholic and capped by sweet herbs in the finish.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 50 cases

Alcohol: 14.4%

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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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