Westport Winery NV Shiver Me Timbers, American, $26

By on December 21, 2014

westport-winery-shiver-me-timbers-nv-labelTraveling the ocean brought Blain and Kim Roberts together and led them to Maui, which helped inspire this annually created sweet blend of Riesling with POG juice — passion fruit, orange and guava. Aromas of peach, apricot and tangerine take you on a flavorful rush of bright and tropical fruit on the palate. There’s a sizable wave of residual sugar (13%), but tangerine acidity and peach skin in the finish bring it home with some balance. Kim’s culinary team at their Farm to Fork Restaurant in near Aberdeen pair this with Benedictine Quiche, and a portion of sales go to the Grays Harbor Habitat For Humanity.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 69 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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