Vizcaya Winery 2014 Albariño, Naches Heights, $22

By on November 5, 2015

Albarino2014Label_FinalThe Hansen family recently opened the doors to its Snake River Valley tasting room in Kuna, Idaho, and they already have earned medals to hang on bottles. While four of their five wines are made from their estate Windy Ridge Vineyard, they reached into one of Washington state’s higher elevation viticulture areas — Phil Cline’s Naches Heights Vineyard — for this Albariño. It expresses a touch of minerality along with brisk and pleasing notes of Asian pear, lime and lemon through its bone-dry finish. This earned a silver medal at the 2015 Idaho Wine Competition, and it will pair nicely with ceviche or chicken.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 42 cases

Alcohol: 12.6%

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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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