Patterson Cellars 2013 Forbidden White, Columbia Valley, $18

By on October 1, 2014

patterson-cellars-forbidden-white-nv-bottleWoodinville vintner John Patterson creates develops unique blends under his Forbidden series, and they have some pedigree to them. In the case of this blend of Chardonnay (35%), Marsanne (19%) Sauvignon Blanc (13%), Pinot Gris (12%), Roussanne (11%) and Viognier, the vineyards include Boushey, Ciel du Cheval, den Hoed, Dineen, SageCliff and Underwood. Some lots of this fourth edition saw some barrel, and that shows a bit in the nose of pineapple, pear, dried apricot, candy corn with just a whiff of toast and white pepper. Its entry is rich and bold with more pineapple and Jonagold apple flavors, yet there’s good orangy acidity to make for a big finish.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 300 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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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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