Martinez & Martinez 2011 Alder Ridge Vineyard Viognier, Horse Heaven Hills, $13

By on March 20, 2013

Washington wineBest Buy! The Martinez family understands the soils of the Horse Heaven Hills as well as anyone, having grown grapes here for more than 30 years. Andrew Martinez crafted this superb white wine using grapes from Alder Ridge, not far from the estate vineyard in the Phinny Hill area. It is a pretty wine with aromas of orange oil, banana cream pie and fresh mint leaf, followed by a palate loaded with flavors of orange, guava and lychee. It is loaded with fruit backed with surprisingly bright acidity and a finish with as much finesse as length.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 131 cases

Alcohol: 13.6%

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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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