Quady North 2015 Pistoleta, Rogue Valley, $20

By on May 4, 2016

quady pistoletaBased in Medford, Ore., second-generation vintner Herb Quady tapped fruit from the Rogue Valley for its 2015 blend of 40% Viognier, 25% Roussanne, 25% Marsanne and 10% Grenache Blanc. Called Pistoleta and sporting a pair of derringers on its label, it’s highly aromatic, with spice, pear, melon and and lime notes, then sweet flavors dominated by melon and citrus. It has the acidity to balance its scant 0.7% residual sugar. Rich seafood, fruit salads or curry-spiced foods are in its wheelhouse. This earned a gold medal and best of class at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 1,050 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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