Appellation: Horse Heaven Hills
Water From Wine, a Paterson, Wash., winery, brought in grapes from its 6-acre vineyard at Sandpiper Farms in the Horse Heaven Hills for this excellent Cab crafted in Richland by Charlie "Wine Boss" Hoppes. Pat Tucker, whose family established Sandpiper Farms in 1974, created this young brand to raise funds for groups working to provide clean water around the world. Their wine, hand-harvested by volunteers, features rich black cherry, blackberry and blueberry aromas and flavors. The finish of blackcurrant, dark chocolate and abundant tannins helped it earn a gold medal at the 2018 Cascadia International Wine Competition in Richland.
Rating: Outstanding! by Great Northwest Wine. (13.4% alc.)
Production: 984 cases
Food pairings: Enjoy with braised meats, babyback ribs, teriyaki chicken or a juicy cheeseburger.
The tasting room is on Sandpiper Farm and open June through September on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
220407 Sandpiper Drive, Paterson, WA 99345
The wines also are available online and at retail locations in the Tri-Cities such as Templeman's Market in Kennewick.
This story was originally published June 22, 2018 1:26 PM.