Scatter Creek Winery 2014 Fire of the Knight Red Wine, Yakima Valley, $20

By on March 30, 2017

South Sound Wine Trail member Scatter Creek in the Olympia, Wash., suburb of Tenino produces a number of eclectic grape/nongrape blended wines, but winemaker Terril Keary creates this proprietary red with an equal split of Zinfandel and Syrah. It hints at sweet herbs, strawberry jam, raspberry and red pepper spice on the nose and delivers those on the palate, where there’s a good bite of tannin, a nibble of pink strawberry and friendly splash of Rainier cherry in the back. It earned a silver medal at the 2017 Capital Food and Wine Festival Wine Competition.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 162 cases

Alcohol: 13.8%

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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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