Eleganté Cellars 2012 Strawberry Wine, Walla Walla Valley, $24

By on April 26, 2014

elegante-cellars-logoKlicker’s Strawberry Acres, a seasonal delicacy from Walla Walla, is the source of this skillfully crafted nongrape wine by retired educator Doug Simmons. It comes with beautiful — and natural — aromas of strawberries and cream, apricot and tangerine. On the pour, there are bang-on flavors of fresh-picked strawberries. While the residual sugar is listed as 1%, this airport winemaker presents this in a bone-dry style as bright acidity continues to showcase the fruit through to the finish of white strawberry. Simmons, who has made this in a more off-dry style in the past, serves this before dinner with vintage cheeses or during the dessert course with angel food cake or vanilla ice cream.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 77 cases

Alcohol: 12.75%

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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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