Isenhower Cellars 2014 Extra Brut Blanc de Blanc, Yakima Valley, $35

By on October 3, 2016

isenhower-cellars-extra-brut-blanc-de-blanc-2014-bottleThe Walla Walla Valley hasn’t offer much in the way of sparking wine producers, yet Brett Isenhower continues to make a splash with his methode Champenoise that’s focused on Roussanne —a grape he’s worked with for more than a decade – from Olsen Ranch Vineyard. The nose offers clean lines of Golden Delicious apple, Bosc pear and clove as it follows through with brisk and bright tones of gooseberry and lemon peel. Pleasing mousse, a midpalate of buttered French baguette and barely a whisper of dosage presents a Sahara-dry finish with stunning length.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 112 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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