Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2014: 50-41

By on December 28, 2014

44. Kyra Wines 2013 Chenin Blanc, Columbia Valley, $15

kyra wines chenin blanc 2013 label 216x300 - Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2014: 50-41Winemaker Kyra Baerlocher is a one-woman revival show for noble Chenin Blanc. Every year, she consistently crafts one of the finest anywhere, and this young wine from the 2013 vintage is no exception. It opens with aromas of intriguing minerality, melon, sweet herbs and Asian pear, followed by luscious flavors of pear, Granny Smith apple and honeydew. The 1.5% residual sugar rounds the edges of this perfectly balanced wine.

Production: 672 cases

Alcohol: 12%

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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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