Division Villages 2013 L’Isle Verte Chenin Blanc, Washington, $17

By on June 19, 2014

division-villages-lisle-verte-chenin-blanc-bottlePortland’s urban wine scene often ventures beyond Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley, and Thomas Monroe exemplifies this dry style Chenin Blanc from 35-year-old Yakima Valley plantings at Willard Farms in Prosser, Wash. Aromas feature apple blossoms, lemon pepper and baked bread, backed by flavors of apple and pear. There’s pleasing richness on the midpalate, which easily gives way to blood orange acidity with a finish of Limeade.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 140 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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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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