Camas Prairie Winery 2015 Palouse Gold Mead, Idaho, $13

By on November 21, 2015

camas-prairie-winery-palouse-gold-mead-wine-nv-labelBest Buy! One of Idaho’s longest operating wineries also serves as the benchmark for Pacific Northwest mead — the planet’s historic wine that put the honey in the term “honeymoon.” The Ritters produce five berry-flavored meads, but Palouse Gold is the purest form. It is honey and water, and serves as the base wine for the others, offering clear tones of honey, orange zest and clover. There’s nice sweetness to the 5% residual sugar and the thick midpalate leads to a pleasing finish. The Ritters recently announced they are moving their winery to the timber town of Bovill, 35 miles east of the tasting room and production facility in downtown Moscow they’ve been operating in since their purchase from founding winemaker Stu Scott.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 75 cases

Alcohol: 12%

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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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