Lopez Island Vineyards & Winery 2011 Madeleine Angevine, Puget Sound, $25

By on April 22, 2013

Washington wineMad Ang, as it’s often called, is a cool-climate grape whose roots are in France’s Loire Valley. It is one of a half-dozen or so varieties that have proven to grow well in Washington’s typically cool Puget Sound AVA. Owner and winemaker Brent Charnley has found perfect growing conditions for Mad Ang on the beautiful and tranquil Lopez Island, which he has been farming since the 1980s. This lovely white wine opens with delicate aromas that remind us of rose petals, caramel apple, vanilla bean and orange oil. On the palate, it reveals flavors of apple, spice and Mandarin orange. It’s an easy-drinking wine to enjoy with shellfish, chicken or pasta.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 340

Alcohol: 12%


About Andy Perdue

Andy Perdue is the editor and publisher of Great Northwest Wine. He is a third-generation journalist who has worked at newspapers since the mid-1980s and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Eric Degerman and served as its editor-in-chief for 15 years. He is a frequent judge at international wine competitions. He is the author of "The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer's Handbook" (Sasquatch, 2003) and has contributed to four other books. He writes about wine for The Seattle Times. You can find him on Twitter and .

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