Appellation: Red Mountain
Four sites across Red Mountain, primarily the Kiona Estate's North Block and Williams-farmed Emory Vineyard near the end of Sunset Road, result in a strong backbone that delivers raspberry, blackberry and currant. The tannins work harmoniously in the background, letting the fruit shine through and creating a long finish. This earned a gold medal at the 2017 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition in Oregon.
Rating: Outstanding! by Great Northwest Wine. (14.5% alc.)
Production: 1,753 cases
Food pairings: Enjoy with beef or lamb-based dishes.
Kiona Vineyards and Winery, 44612 N. Sunset Road, Benton City, WA 99320 (509) 588-6716, www.kionawine.com.