Best Northwest wines of 2015: 70-61

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68. San Juan Vineyards 2014 Estate Siegerrebe, Puget Sound, $22

Isan-juan-vineyards-estate-siegerrebe-2014-labelsland winemaker Chris Primus left the industry during 2015, so here he presents what proved to be his final version of one of the Puget Sound’s best patio and seafood wines. The Germanic cross of Gewürztraminer and Madeleine Angevine creates beautiful aromas of white peach, orange oil, lychee, kiwi and clove with hints of ginger and crushed seashells. It’s a clean, lean and bright drink of nectarine, kiwi and Asian pear with Mandarin orange acidity and more notes of ginger and minerality. As a quaffer that’s pleasantly dry at 0.8% residual sugar, it’s ideal for mussels, oysters, clams and virtually anything from the Salish Sea.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 658 cases

Alcohol: 11.3%

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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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