Abiqua Wind Vineyard NV Estate Abiqua Cuvée, Willamette Valley, $12

By on November 21, 2014

abiqua-wind-vineyard-estate-cuvee-labelBest Buy! Pete Buffington works with 30-year-old vines along the western slopes of the Cascades near Silverton, Ore., and this fun blend of aromatic Gewürztraminer, Early Muscat, Müller-Thurgau and Pinot Gris is quite approachable. Tropical aromas include baked pear, apricot and gooseberry with hints of toasted butter and crushed leaf. Flavors feature pear and apple swirling in a bit of sweetness (1.2% residual sugar), but there’s ample acidity that’s reminiscent of a fresh navel orange.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 89 cases

Alcohol: 12%

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