Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2014: 80-71

By on December 27, 2014

74. Tranche Cellars 2011 Slice of Pape Blanc, Columbia Valley, $30

11_CV_slicepapeThis Corliss sister winery in Walla Walla uses a combination of neutral oak and concrete egg fermentation to transform this white Rhône-style blend of Roussanne, Viognier and Marsanne into a bright and fruit-filled drink. It starts with a green and grassy nose of Granny Smith apple, lime juice and lemongrass, backed by Bosc pear, apricot and gooseberry flavors.

Production: 598

Alcohol: 14.2%

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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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