Carlton, Ore., winemaker Byron Dooley continues to spotlight emerging vineyards on both sides of the Columbia River. This release from Stonehenge Vineyard — a stone’s throw from the WWI memorial built by Sam Hill near Goldendale, Wash., — is yet another example. The harvest of Oct. 19 last year helps account for aromas of Golden Delicious apple, lime, rosewater, slate, celery and dried herbs. There’s a match on the palate. Those green tones are presented with edgy acidity, while the small percentage of neutral French oak allows for a lengthy finish of melon. It’s virtually bone-dry at 0.27% residual sugar, making it ideal for basa, shellfish, pork and chicken breast.
Production: 112 cases