Calliope 2011 Figure 8 White, British Columbia, $17

By on February 24, 2013

British Columbia wineCalliope began in the late 1990s as the winery for Cherie and Ross Mirko. After they moved to New Zealand to pursue winemaking opportunities there, the brand went silent until a couple of years ago, when Burrowing Owl revived it with this line of delicious and affordable wines. This blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris opens with aromas of herbs, Granny Smith apple, gooseberry, spearmint and lychee. On the palate, it offers flavors of apple, mint, honeydew melon, dried apricot and mineral. This is a superb wine to pair with shellfish, pork, chicken or salmon.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production 550 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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