AlmaTerra 2010 Museum White, Columbia Valley, $18

By on April 19, 2013

Washington wineAlan Busacca, a retired WSU geology professor and expert on Washington terroir, has teamed up with Yakima Valley winemaker Robert Smasne to create AlmaTerra, a winery in the Columbia Gorge town of Bingen, Wash. This white wine is a blend of Roussanne, Viognier, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, and proceeds from sales benefit the WSU Museum of Art in Pullman. This opens with aromas of Gala apple, Sprite and tropical fruit. On the palate, it reveals intriguing flavors of pear, apple, lemon and sweet herbs. This will pair beautifully with halibut or chicken.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 110

Alcohol: 13.5%

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