Wine of the Week

Maryhill Winery 2016 Zinfandel

Appellation: Columbia Valley

Maryhill Winery used this Italian red to help plant its flag on the West Coast wine map when its 2002 Zinfandel won best of class at the West Coast Wine Competition in Sonoma County, and it was the 2002 Proprietor’s Reserve Zinfandel that earned Craig and Vicky Leuthold their first Platinum award back in 2004. And this, a part of their Classic tier, is a bargain year after year. Enticing and expressive, it’s filled with strawberries, spiced plum, sweet tobacco and vanilla bean. The structure is jammy, but not candied, picking up a sense of earthiness and white pepper on the way out. Last summer, the Seattle Wine Awards announced that this Zin earned a double gold medal. It went on to earn a Platinum during the 20th annual Platinum Judging staged by Wine Press Northwest.

Rated “Platinum” by Wine Press Northwest magazine. (15.5% alc.)

Price: $16

Cases produced: 1,395

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Food pairings: Suggestion ranges from casual fare such as sandwiches and hamburgers to glazed ham, barbecued ribs, fish tacos, lamb or Italian-inspired dishes.

Maryhill Winery Tasting Room & Bistro operates four tasting rooms across Washington state.

Hollywood Schoolhouse

14810 NE 145th St # A, Woodinville, WA 98072

(425) 481-7925

801 Waterfront Way, Suite 105, Vancouver, WA 98660

(360) 450-6211

Maryhill Winery

9774 Highway 14, Goldendale, WA 98620

(509) 773-1976

1303 W. Summit Parkway, Ste 100, Spokane, WA 99201

(509) 443-3832

www.maryhillwinery.com

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