Smasne Cellars 2012 The Farmer White, Snipes Mountain, $15

By on August 18, 2014

smasne-cellars-the-farmer-white-2012-labelBest Buy! One of the state’s busiest and most talented winemakers has enjoyed taking a bit of time — eight months on the lees in barrel — with his blend of Viognier, Chardonay and Aligoté off Snipes Mountain in the Yakima Valley. It comes across on the nose as an older Chardonnay with notes of pear, apricot preserves, lemon juice and fresh basil. There’s a juicy greeting on the palate, backed by a rich midpalate of Golden Delicious apple and Asian pear. It’s well-crafted shows pleasant integration of fruit, acid and barrel, all leading to a finish of lemon pith. Enjoy with pasta in a creamy sauce.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 375 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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