Salida Wine 2013 Garnacha Blanca, Yakima Valley, $20

By on May 12, 2015

Salida Wine Garnacha Blanca labelDoug McCrea set the standard for Grenache Blanc in the Pacific Northwest by working with renowned grower Dick Boushey, who planted the white Rhône variety in 2004. A decade later, McCrea counts on Two Coyote Vineyard and Olsen Vineyard to make it with a Spanish flair under his young Salida brand. Aromas of tangelo, gooseberry, lemon oil and fresh-cut celery lead to a rich entry of starfruit, jicama and lemon. A nice bit of lanolin on the midpalate adds complexity prior to a good snap of acidity in the finish. Those who appreciate a well-crafted Semillon should especially enjoy this. These wines are available at the Salida Wine Bar in Yelm and now in the g.Cuneo Cellars tasting room in downtown Walla Walla.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 148 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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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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