Ittero ali Rosse from Wawawai Canyon

Wawawai Canyon Winery is in the heart of wheat country and colleges in Pullman, WA. Among the wheat, David and Stacia Moffet planted the first commercial vineyards in Whitman County since the prohibition. With a hot climate (one of the hottest in the state), and fertile soil, the results have been spectacular for this small winery.

On a previous trip to Pullman I had the pleasure of visiting Wawawai Canyon and Merry Cellars. The facility has modern clean lines and showcases various art exhibits for visitors to enjoy while wine tasting.

SEE – Wheat Fields and Wine – The Palouse Delivers

For today’s wine review the familiar ACDC Thunderstruck returns for my first video blog in 5 months. Between opening Nectar Tasting Room and having the worlds slowest laptop (which finally gave up the ghost), I’ve not been able to get any videos done. With my new laptop in tow, I’m hoping to be able to deliver more regular videos again.

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2007 Wawawai Canyon Ittero ali Rosse

This proprietary blend contains fruit from the three growing regions that Wawawai Canyon uses in their wine. The blend is 62% Syrah, 25% Carmenere, and 13% Petit Verdot. In the glass the wine is very dark and has shimmering jewel tones on the outer rim. Immediately aromas of cedar, campfire smoke, dark raspberries and licorice jump out of the glass. This is one of those wines where the aroma is as intoxicating as the drink. In the mouth the wine is very elegant and thick. I get immediate flavors of dark chocolate covered raspberry fruit, hints of smoke, a black licorice and anise spice as well. The finish is smooth and lingers for several seconds. At $29, the Ittero ali Rosse is a beautiful blend that delivers on all levels. Once the bottle was empty, I found myself wishing I lived among the wheat fields of the Palouse. 4/5 AND


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2 comments on “Ittero ali Rosse from Wawawai Canyon

  1. William Maltese

    Welcome back to the world of video, Josh! And you couldn’t have picked a better winery to highlight on your return than Wawawai and its product. I’ve always said that it’s one of the very best winery, if not THE best, in the region (although Merry Cellars, from the same region, always gets kudos in my book (figuratively and literally), too. There’s something about the Wawawai wines, and wine-maker Christine (another favorite of mine) which just is so much more “European” than what I’ve discovered elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest. And, I like her unhurried method of making wine, and the excellence of her product. So, great job done, in that the Palouse area wineries, as excellent as they are, often get bypassed; any and all the attention you can bring to them is well-deserved.

    1. drinknectar

      Thanks, William. This is 3 consecutive wines of theirs that really impressed me.


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