Eye of the Needle Winery NV Harvest White, Columbia Valley, $11

By on March 3, 2014

eye-of-the-needle-winery-harvest-white-labelBest Buy! Considering the success Bob and Lauren Bullock enjoyed in the past with Riesling leading this proprietary blend, it might have been risky to walk down this path with Viognier as the base. However, these Woodinville, Wash., vintners did a masterful job from start to finish. The aromas feature apricot, Gala apple and peach blossom, while the flow of flavors range from apple, pear and apricot to juicy pineapple and lemon zest. It’s fruit-forward yet not sweet and brings an appealing mouth feel that’s capped by bright acidity. And it earned Best White Wine at the 2014 Seattle Wine & Food Experience Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 400 cases

Alcohol: 13.8%

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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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