Northwest Mountain Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $25

By on May 1, 2016

northwest-mountain-winery-cabernet-sauvignon-2012-labelSouth Puget Sound winemaker Ray Curtis relies on the Columbia Valley for his red wine program, and his work with a classic vintage began in late October at Paul Burgess’ vineyard near Pasco, Wash. Enticing aromas of dark-roasted coffee, blackberry, Red Vines licorice, red bell pepper and mocha lead to sweet cherry flavors on the entry. Huckleberry jelly, firm tannins and boysenberry funnel into a finish of Montmorency cherry and vanilla.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 50 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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