Only the best: 12 Outstanding Northwest wines

By on May 4, 2014

Coyote Canyon Winery 2012 Albariño, Horse Heaven Hills, $22

coyote-canyon-winery-albarino-2012-bottleLongtime winemaker John Gabriel helped set the standard for this Iberian variety in Washington state during his time at this Prosser winery. The nose carries hints of fresh lemon, grapefruit, honeydew melon, pear and minerality, a character often found in wines from the Horse Heaven Hills. What awaits are gorgeous flavors of Bartlett pear, Gala apple and yellow grapefruit. Tremendous acidity is tempered nicely by residual sweetness, which allows for a finish of white peach and fresh-shaved coconut. It received a gold medal and recently was voted as best of show at the 2014 Capital Food and Wine Festival Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 522 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

Winery website

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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.

One Comment

  1. Jeff Curry

    May 6, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Yay ans congratulations for Kramer Vineyards! I have always wanted the best for this winery and it seems they have an even brighter future ahead of them with Kim Kramer as their head Winemaker.

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