Northwest Cellars 2012 Sonatina, Columbia Valley, $18

By on December 28, 2013

northwest-cellars-sonatina-2012-labelThe trend of white Rhône blends continues in the Pacific Northwest, and this Kirkland, Wash., winery sources the Roussanne (55%) from Alder Ridge Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills and Viognier from Upland Vineyard on Snipes Mountain. This quaffer opens with tropical aromas of banana and pineapple along with notes of caramel and vanilla. On the palate, the profile turns toward Washington orchard fruit with flavors of Asian pear and dried apple, backed by apple peel bitterness.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 220 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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