Best Buy! The Pacific Northwest’s fastest-growing brand got out of the gates with its approachable reds, but winemaker Keith Kenison also worked with a tremendous amount of white wine during his time at Columbia Crest. Aromas of freshly baked Apple Crisp are joined by jicama, candy corn and dusty minerality, and they are followed by juicy flavors of peach, pineapple, apple and pear. The residual sugar sits at 3%, which makes it off-dry, but good acidity steers it away from sweetness and provides length. Suggested pairings focus on spicy offerings of Cajun blackened halibut, chipotle grilled shrimp or Thai curry chicken.
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