Appellation: Columbia Valley
This winery on Candy Mountain near Richland, Wash., is coming into its own as one of the up-and-coming stars in the Tri-Cities. This Cab from estate grapes offers aromas of sarsaparilla, blackberry and black currant, followed by flavors of dark chocolate, slate and bold plum. This won a gold medal at the 2015 Great Northwest Wine Competition. (14.2 percent alcohol)
Cases produced: 146
Food pairings: Try this robust red with a ribeye topped with gorgonzola cheese.
Kitzke Cellars, 72308 E. 260 P.R. N.E., Richland, 509-628-9442, www.kitzkecellars.com.