Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2014: 70-61

By on December 27, 2014

64. Treos Wines 2013 Dry Muscat, Willamette Valley, $21

Treos Wines Dry Muscat labelMonmouth, Ore., winemaker Dave Jepson has a passion and a knack with producing Muscat in a dry style, and for a second straight vintage he’s merited our top rating with it. While he continues to use Muscat Ottonel, he changed up the blend just a bit from last year by substituting Muscat Blanc for the historic Muscat of Alexandria. The resulting wine remains just as fanciful with classic Muscat aromas of rosewater, lychee, ripe pineapple and white flowers. The drink is clean, bright, dry and lovely with tropical fruit flavors and rosewater. There’s complexity on the midpalate with a slight sheen of lanolin before the cleansing arrival of acidity and a finish of orange oil. Fortunately, he’s increased production by about 50 percent, and while he packages it in a 375-millilter bottle, don’t confuse this for a late-harvest or sticky dessert wine.

Production: 90 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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