Robert Ramsay Cellars 2012 McKinley Springs Mourvèdre, Horse Heaven Hills, $35

By on October 21, 2016

robert-ramsay-cellars-mckinley-springs-vineyard-mourvedre-2012-bottleThe Andrews and Rowell family has been growing wine grapes in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills since 1980, and Robert Ramsay Harris began buying fruit from the McKinley Springs folks since 2005. Harris focused much of his efforts on Rhone varieties, and that is on full display with this Mourvèdre. Leaping out of the glass are aromas of Bing cherry, Red Vines licorice, sandy loam, rose petal and sweet oak. Its hallmark could be the doggone delicious acidity that surrounds flavors of dusty pie cherry, Craisins, pomegranate and dried apricot. Supple tannins create a very pleasing mouth feel that’s capped by mouthwatering orange zest. Ask for more of the Mourvèdre at either the RR tasting room in Woodinville on weekends or their Queen Anne Wine Room in Seattle during Tuesday through Sunday.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 167 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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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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