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Mar 16, 2015
Out of 81 total submissions, we received two "Outstanding" awards atWine Press Northwest's 2015 Northwest Tempranillo Judging for our 2012 Painted Hills Tempranillo (5th) and our 2012 Sugarloaf Vineyard Tempranillo (12th). Both are available for purchase online by Wine Club Members or in our exclusive Reserve Tasting Room.
Maryhill Winery $24
2012 Painted Hills Vineyard Tempranillo, Columbia Valley
Winemaker Richard Batchelor continues his remarkable ability to craft superb wines for Maryhill. This new addition to his lineup comes from Art den Hoed’s vineyard near the Yakima Valley town of Mabton, Wash. It opens with aromas of fruit leather, raspberry, strawberry and blueberry. On the entry, rich and plush flavors of blackberry and raspberry are backed by firm tannins and a lengthy finish. (235 cases; 14.6 alc.)
Maryhill Winery • $28
2012 Sugarloaf Vineyard Tempranillo, Rattlesnake Hills
Winemaker Richard Batchelor loves Joe Hattrup’s vineyards in the Rattlesnake Hills district of the Yakima Valley, and this Tempranillo from Sugarloaf further reveals what a special partnership this has become. Aromas of strawberry, Bing cherry, caramel and vanilla lead to flavors of bright red fruit, including raspberry, pomegranate and cranberry. It’s all backed by rich tannins that give way to a plush, lengthy finish. (272 cases; 14.2 alc.)
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