March Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $32

By on June 28, 2017

Ashley Trout landed in Walla Walla as an anthropology student at Whitman and soon latched on at Reininger before making wine on two continents and later creating the Flying Trout brand. Last year, she launched two special projects – the nonprofit Vital Wines and her March Cellars. Trout doesn’t disclose her vineyard sources for March label, but this debut involved 11% Cabernet Franc and 22% new oak, allowing for aromas of dusty red currant, dried blueberry, Bing cherry and a pinch of black pepper. Inside, it’s bright, juicy and pleasing with flavors of Cran-Pomegranate juice, Montmorency cherry and Jolly Rancher Watermelon. Trout uses her labels to spotlight different artists, which is this case is photographer/fiction writer Kenneth Mark Hoover of Dallas, Texas. The March/Vital tasting room is a member of the South Side Wineries neighborhood, not far from Tertulia and Spofford Station on Lyday Lane.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 59 cases

Alcohol: 14.4%

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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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