Waterbrook Winery 2015 Melange Founder’s White Blend, Columbia Valley, $12

By on September 9, 2016

waterbrook-melange-founders-white-blend-nv-bottleBest Buy! John Freeman and his team in Walla Walla compiled this highly aromatic blend of Riesling (40%), Sauvignon Blanc (18%), Chenin Blanc (12%), Viognier (11%), Pinot Gris (10%) and Gewurztraminer (9%). You might think the Goo was double that because of the classic grapefruit and orange notes in the nose, backed by dried apricot, rosewater and petrol. Upfront sweetness (1.8% residual sugar) comes with ripe orchard fruit flavors, a nice bit of midpalate complexity from the 10 percent neutral oak, then a finish of ample acidity and a touch more petrol. Serve this well chilled and pair with spicy fare.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 1,506 cases

Alcohol: 13.7%

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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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