Westport Winery NV Pineapple Express, American, $26

By on September 20, 2014

westpoort-winery-pineapple-express-nv-labelThere’s much more in store for the senses with this blend of Gewüztraminer, Riesling and pineapple juice, which is a tribute to the Roberts’ family ties to Hawaii. It’s a trip to the tropics, starting with aromas of passion fruit, tangerine and vanilla bean while picking up hints of apricot and pear. The crossover to the palate is luscious, a bit syrupy and rather sweet at 12% residual sugar, yet it’s pretty tasty throughout. At the on-premise Farm to Fork Restaurant, they suggest enjoying this as a brunch wine with one of their giant cinnamon rolls, and a portion of the proceeds for Pineapple Express are pledged to support the Grays Harbor YMCA.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 124 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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