Toasted Cow NV White Vintners Blend, Willamette Valley, $10

By on March 17, 2014

toasted-cow-white-vintners-blend-labelBest Buy! This tasty and eclectic blend of Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Müller Thurgau, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling comes with a cute tale. As legend has it, a cellar worker at Oak Knoll Winery in Hillsboro, Ore., stumbled upon Penelope, the ghost of a Depression-era prize-winning heifer. The apparition went poof, but the winery quickly embraced it as a tribute/concept for its second label. Apple blossom, honeysuckle and ambrosia salad aromas include a hint of diesel. In the mouth, it takes akin to a fruit salad, but there’s enough piercing of Mandarin orange acidity to balance the residual sugar (2.5%) and make this a pleasant porch pounder.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 1,300 cases

Alcohol: 11%

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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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