March 4, 2016

2015 Northern White

2015 Northern White Blend

This classic blend is everything you want it to be. Full bodied white with crisp acidity and a luscious mid-palate.  This is a great pairing with grilled fish and creamy dishes.

Varietals: 90% Roussanne 8% Marsanne 2% Viongier

Vineyards: Art Den Hoed, Miles Anderson, Blue Mountain

AVA’s: Columbia Valley consisting of Yakima (Den Hoed), and Walla Walla (Anderson, BM)

Alc: 13.7 %

Harvest Dates: Marsanne on 9/15/15  Viongier on 9/21/15 Roussanne on 10/9/15

*** Gold Medal at the 2016 Walla Walla Wine Competition ***

*** Bronze Medal at the 2016 Great Northwest Wine Invite only Competition ***

*** 3rd Place at the SIP Northwest Best of the West Competition ***

*** Gold Medal at the 2017 SavorNW Wine Competition***

The review below is from Wild 4 Washington Wine

Visit Columbia Valley 2015 Northern White Blend 

Color:  Straw, some effervescence at open.
Nose: Honeyed pear/melon, floral aroma blown in with fresh rain on an early morning breeze. Big like.
Palate: Weighty, tropical, salinity, orange zest, focused to the middle, pineapple, savory into the dry, crisp, slightly tart finish. Like. Ready to drink and for food.

15 Minutes: Toast, pear, honey, marmalade on the nose. Pear with honeyed brioche, lightly spiced, medium body, with Braeburn apple and apple tannin into the crisp finish. Like. Would be wonderful with fried chicken, grilled trout or Halibut fish and chips.

30 Minutes: Toasty, honeyed pear, almost tropical on the nose. Fresh, juicy, apple, pear, kiwi, pineapple, party in the mouth! Would be wonderful with Tilapia, grilled shrimp, and mango salsa. Like.

1 Hour: Toasty minerality, stone fruit, lemon honey on the nose. Fresh, pear to lemon, nuttiness on the medium finish. Like. Broiled Halibut would be lovely with this wine. Or chicken wings.

Day Two: Yum, mango-peach on the attack, floral quality to the nose with banana, pleasant weight, mango-peach into the dry finish. Craved duck tacos. A perfect summer patio sipper.

Thoughts: Stylish, friendly wine, definitely a wine for summer fare and seafood. While suitable for white linen meals, Tilapia, Halibut and Trout, this wine could equally chill with finger food, fried chicken and fish and chips. Mango Salsa optional. My speed.
Recommended + Great Value.

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