Farm Girl 2012 Summertime, Yakima Valley, $14

By on January 12, 2014

farm-girl-labelBest Buy! Todd Newhouse of Upland Vineyard on Snipes Mountain grows Morio-Muskat, a German cross of Silvaner and Weissburgunder, and winermaker Robert Smasne has featured it in the past with a single-variety, vineyard-designate wine done in a dry style. Here, he expertly blends it with Riesling (32%) and Viognier (21%) for an off-dry, bright and yummy starter wine. Tropical aromas include lychee nut, guava and rosewater, followed by a match of ambrosia salad flavors. The Riesling provides ample acidity to steer it from being cloying as well as adding minerality for complexity.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 336 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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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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