2016 ELEPHANT HILL LE PHANT ROUGE (Merlot/Syrah/Malbec) V447367, $24.95. (May 2) It received a gold medal at the 2018 China Wine & Spirits Awards plus 93 points from New Zealand’s Wine Orbit Magazine. Why the winery name? Where are those elephants to be found in New Zealand?
In 2001 UNESCO classified Portugal’s Douro Valley as a World Heritage site for the beauty of its landscape and natural state. Known as the oldest demarcated Wine Region in the world, the Douro offers an anthropic landscape, a true masterpiece created by the many generations that have lived on this land by perfecting and preserving its culture and traditions.
It takes its name from a lone birch tree that stands at the corner of Bethany and Sheller Roads in Sunnyside, Washington State.