Appellation: Columbia Valley
Kevin Cedergreen dialed in his Gamay Noir program virtually immediately, starting with the 2015 vintage and pulling from Skyline Vineyard, a planting at more than 1,100 feet elevation in the Columbia Basin. Tank-fermented and allowed to age 18 months in a puncheon, this is an elegant, light-bodied wine with a lot of personality. Aromas of pomegranate, cranberry sauce and summer rain meet you at the glass. Sublime tannins and juiciness keep the bright sensations moving around your mouth as raspberry, damp earth and freesia flowers deliver a satisfying conclusion. This year, it earned a double gold medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and gold in the Cascadia International Wine Competition.
Rated “Outstanding!” by Great Northwest Wine. (13.6% alc.)
Cases produced: 251
Food pairings: Enjoy with roast turkey, salmon, lamb and savory dishes.
Cedergreen Cellars tasting room
18646 142nd Ave. NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
Great Northwest Wine