Martinez & Martinez 2012 Alder Ridge Vineyard Roussanne, Horse Heaven Hills, $20

By on December 3, 2013

martinez-martinez-alder-ridge-vineyard-roussane-2012-labelSergio Martinez has tended vineyards in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills for more than 30 years, and  his son, Sergio, now makes award-winning wine with them for their family business in Prosser. Tropical aromas of lemon oil and coconut are met with notes of fresh-cut pear and toffee, a sign of the 30% new French oak used. What follows are flavors of butterscotch, poached pear and spices found in a souk market. The mouth feel begins with richness before gathering up zesty acidity and a bit of tannin in the lengthy farewell that comes with a hint of saffron. Try this with seared scallops.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 68 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%


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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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