Cana’s Feast is an Oregon-based winery but sources grapes for its Counoise from Coyote Canyon in Washington’s Columbia Valley AVA. While higher in alcohol (14.9%) than the examples from Domaine de Monpertuis and Wines of Substance, the Cana’s Feast Counoise – aged in 100% neutral French oak – is quite simply a gorgeous drinking wine with a subtle aroma of figs and vanilla, and rich, ripe red fruit. This viscous wine is full bodied and defies its age with a solid structure and long, enjoyable finish. Their 2008 Counoise recently earned a Platinum award from Wine Press Northwest.

WHO: Cana’s Feast
WHAT: Counoise
WHERE: Columbia Valley, Washington
WHEN: 2009
HOW MUCH: $25

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