Horizon’s Edge Winery NV Wishful Thinking Chocolate Port, Rattlesnake Hills, $20

By on April 14, 2016

Horizon's Edge Winery-NV-Wishful Thinking Chocolate PortIt’s not a traditional fortified wine, but longtime Yakima Valley vintner David Padgett is not your run-of-the-mill producer. There’s intense dark chocolate aromatics akin to a brownie fresh from the oven and a freshly unwrapped Tootsie Roll. The flavors are reminiscent of a lick from a Chocolate Tootsie Pop, backd by caramel and a finish of Nutella. A skilled use of alcohol and tannin balances the residual sugar of 16%. It merited a gold medal at the 2016 Capital Food and Wine Festival judging, just one of several golds earned at that competition during its history.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 210 cases

Alcohol: 19.5%

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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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