Round and juicy, this wine puts fruit ahead of wood for a friendly easy drinker. Raspberry, vanilla, and a touch of smoke show on the nose. Cherries and raspberries, with a small sweet kick of blueberries, show on the palate. Background flavors include vanilla, smoke, and cayenne. Drink with mozzarella burgers. Recommended. 87 points.
WHO: Gingko Forest Winery
WHERE: Washington, Wahluke
VINEYARD: Olivet Grange Vineyard
HOW MUCH: $20