Mill Lane Winery 2012 3-Pointer White Wine, Washington, $16

By on April 27, 2014

mill-lane-winery-3-pointer-labelBasketball official Dan Ferris also makes a wide variety of wines in Tenino, Wash., and this is one of two white wines in his starting lineup. It’s a rare Northwest blend of three traditional Bordeaux varieties — Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and high-acid Colombard — that’s also influenced by non-grape fruits such as grapefruit, fig, honeydew melon and lemon. The nose could be mistaken for Chenin Blanc, a relative of Colombard, and it’s easy to pick out the melon, but there’s also banana cream pie and honeysuckle. The bone-dry and clean drink hints at flavors of Asian pear and peach, finished by lemon zest and orange oil.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 300 cases

Alcohol: 12%

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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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