Seven of Hearts 2013 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Nebbiolo, Columbia Valley, $35

By on May 17, 2016

seven-of-hearts-coyote-canyon-vineyard-nebbiolo-2013-bottleThe star of the Piedmont in northwestern Italy isn’t an easy grape to grow anywhere, but Mike Andrew’s vineyard in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills shows promise with the berry that’s the base of Barolo and Barbaresco. In the hands of Oregon vigneron Byron Dooley, this wine displays both typicity and terroir, starting with the classic Nebbiolo color and following with aromas of Queen Anne cherry, Simpkins Blackcurrant Travel Sweets, cola, black licorice and Milk Duds. Inside, the flavors are a combination of Bing cherry, cranberry and rhubarb, making for a good grip of tannins and mouthfilling juiciness. The finish of pomegranate includes some dustiness – a remarkable sensation found in so many wines from the Horse Heaven Hills.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 124 cases

Alcohol: 13.4%

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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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