Great Northwest Wine’s Top 100 Wines of 2013

Who doesn’t love a Top 100 list (especially when you’re ON IT?!)

Great Northwest Wine lauded two of our family wineries #49 and #50 rankings in its Top 100 Wines of 2013 list.

The 2010 Glaze Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2010 Canoe Ridge Cherry Street Red Blend took respective placements for their delicious characteristics.

Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2010 Cherry Street Red Blend:

Winemaker Bill Murray blended Syrah (54%), Malbec (30%) and Grenache from the estate Canoe Ridge Vineyard as well as Canyon Vineyard Ranch to craft this delicious and reasonably priced red wine. It is a stylish blend with aromas of boysenberry, blueberry, chocolate orange and freshly ground nutmeg, followed by juicy flavors of plum, blueberry, plum and blackberry. It has great acidity and nice length.

Ross Andrew “Glaze” 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon:

Best Buy! Our judging panel blind tasted this wine in January alongside 130 other Northwest Cabernet Sauvignons. It scored our top “Outstanding” rating – and did so again three months later in another blind tasting by the Great Northwest Wine editors. For us, this has a lot of “Wow” by showing that kind of high-quality consistence. This wine was made by Ross Mickel of Ross Andrew Winery in Woodinville, Wash., and it’s marketed by Precept Wine in Seattle. It’s a rich, fresh wine with aromas of black plum, minerality, dark chocolate and black pepper. On the palate, it is approachable now, thanks to mild tannins and round flavors of chocolate, black cherry and bright acidity. This affordable Cab has a high yummy factor.

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