Westport Winery NV Ancient Mariner, Washington, $26

By on September 28, 2014

westport-winery-ancient-mariner-nv-labelAmong the tasty grape/non-grape creations at this Washington coastal winery is this blend of pear juice with Riesling, which offers aromas Bartlett pear, apple, strawberry, cotton candy and honeycomb. Inside are flavors of poached pear, baked apple and cinnamon/vanilla ice cream. There’s a lot of residual sugar (14%), but there’s enough acidity for balance, making it pretty darned yummy. The Roberts family will suggest diners at their Farm-to-Fork Restaurant pairing this with the Sean Grant Dungeness Crab Sandwich, and a portion of the wine’s sales are donated to the Coastal Animal Rescue and Adoption.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 127 cases

Alcohol: 11%

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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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