Kramer Vineyards 2011 Estate Müller-Thurgau, Yamhill-Carlton, $12

By on June 2, 2014

kramer-vineyards-estate-muller-thurgau-bottleBest Buy! The Kramer family takes its MT serious, having expanded its original 1986 plantings to 3 acres and keeping the sweetness at moderate levels. It starts in the vineyard, where the grapes were taken at 18 Brix, and the slightly greenish drink begins with aromas of alyssum, dusty pear, apple, fresh corn and with none of the usual foxy tones. There’s a slice of Bosc pear on the entry, followed by apricot and apple. Its hallmark is terrific mouthwatering lime acidity, which dispatches the residual sugar (1.5%), followed by a nice rounded finish of spearmint. Enjoy with a Waldorf salad.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 310 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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