Abiqua Wind Vineyard 2014 Chloe’s Breeze Estate Müller-Thurgau, Willamette Valley, $12

By on February 29, 2016

abiqua-wind-vineyard-chloes-breeze-estate-müller-thurgau-2014-label1Best Buy! Cascade Foothills vigneron Pete Buffington only grows cool-climate varieties across his plantings east of Oregon’s capital city, and he continues to shine with them as the region warms up. Müller-Thurgau – Germany’s most widely planted grape – ranks second only to Pinot Gris in this 11-acre vineyard, where the cross of Riesling and Silvaner thrives. A glorious nose of Key Lime pie, Bartlett pear, lychee and spearmint does not disappoint on the palate. It’s a fruity presentation that also picks up touches of Mandarin orange, peach and Uncola on the way out, finishing rather dry despite the residual sugar of 2.5%. Enjoy with hot wings, spicy Asian dishes or a bowl of pho.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 339 cases

Alcohol: 11.5%

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