Waterbrook Winery 2012 Mélange Blanc, Columbia Valley, $11

By on December 11, 2013

waterbrook-winery-melange-blanc-bottleBest Buy! John Freeman continues to knock this great sipper out of the park as he’d had this blend earn our top rating more than once in the past several years. He gathered up Riesling (50%), Pinot Gris (20%), Chardonnay (10%), Sauvignon Blanc (10%), Viognier (6%) and Muscat from a handful of top vineyards — including Sagemoor and The Benches at Wallula Gap. An array of aromatics brings out notes of rosewater, orange oil, apricot, melon, pear, lime juice and minerality. There’s a clean and yummy delivery of pineapple, apricot and tangerine flavors, backed by clove and a bit of apple peel bitterness in the finish to balance the residual sugar (2%). Suggested fare takes in roasted chicken, Firecracker Prawns and hard cheeses.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 4,800 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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