Delicious wines from Washington’s versatile Yakima Valley

By on April 12, 2015

Naches Heights Vineyard 2013 Two Coyote Vineyard Can-Can, Yakima Valley, $12

naches-heights-vineyard-can-can-nv-bottleBest Buy! Phil Cline’s tasty blend of Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Viognier and Roussanne hails from Two Coyote Vineyard in the Rattlesnake Hills near Zillah, Wash. Aromas of Granny Smith apple, baked pear and fresh-cut lime lead to flavors of pineapple and Honeycrisp apple. There’s good acidity behind this to balance the residual sugar of 1%, making for a juicy finish that dances across the palate and will pair deliciously with spicy Asian fare. He increased production slightly from the 2012 version.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 823 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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2 Comments

  1. Paul Cockrell says:

    Obviously there is a typo. How many cases does Palencia produce?

    • Andy Perdue says:

      Paul,

      For his day job at J&S Crushing/Columbia River’s Edge Winery in Mattawa, Wash., Victor Palencia oversees more than 1 million cases in wine production. For Palencia Winery, he makes about 3,000 cases total.

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