One of Washington state’s most acclaimed winemakers, Brian Carter’s blending house in Woodinville annual crafts one white — a rather dry combination of Viognier and Roussanne with a touch of Riesling. The name is derived from the Latin term “golden lady.” It yields aromas of pineapple, pear and apple pie, with notes of clove, anise and lemon. The palate steers toward Granny Smith apple and sweet lime, backed by dried apricot and pleasing bitterness. Enjoy with curries or Thai Chicken Coconut Soup. This wine earned a silver medal at the Seattle Wine and Food Experience Wine Competition, but our panel recently tasted it and gave it our top rating.
Production: 1,075 cases