Appellation: Yakima Valley
David Volmut has a deep thirst for Italian varieties, and his winemaking career took root in Washingtons Yakima Valley. He pulled his Dolcetto from Lonesome Spring Ranch east of Prosser and goes with whole-berry fermentation and sans oak. That makes it fruity from start to finish, a fresh and fascinating nose of cherry cola with a hint of Concord grape juice and herbs. Blackberry and pomegranate flavors are carried by gravelly tannins and Montmorency cherry.
Rating: Excellent by Great Northwest Wine
Production: 150 cases
Alcohol: 14.6 percent
Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., Sequim, WA, (360) 681-0690. windrosecellars.com.