AniChe Cellars 2011 Moth Love

April 7, 2014 

Appellation: Rattlesnake Hills

Columbia Gorge winemaker Rachel Horn writes another successful chapter with this vintage of her GSM blend of Syrah (38 percent), Grenache (37 percent) and Mourvèdre from the remarkable Elephant Mountain Vineyard in the Rattlesnake Hills. Aromas feature red currant, hibiscus, tobacco leaf, tar and a walk-in humidor. A pour releases flavors of president plum, boysenberry and pomegranate with blueberry skin tannin, which ease into a finish of black licorice. Last year, the 2010 vintage of Moth Love received gold medals at several competitions, and Horn's latest version is following a similar track, as this won a double gold medal at the 2014 Great Northwest Wine Competition. (14.5 percent alcohol)

Price: $34

Cases produced: 220

Food pairings: Enjoy this luscious red wine with lamb, duck, pepper steak or stuffed vegetables.

AniChe Cellars, 71 Little Buck Creek Road, Underwood, Wash., 360-624-6531, www.anichecellars.com.

-- Great Northwest Wine

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