Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2014 a squared Pinot Gris, Horse Heaven Hills, $14

By on May 26, 2015

alexandria-nicole-cellars-a-squared-pinot-gris-2014-bottleBest Buy! There are more than 20 varieties at Jarrod Boyle’s Destiny Ridge Vineyard overlooking the Columbia River, and they all seem to thrive — including Pinot Gris. This bottling under the family’s entry-level a squared label marks the sixth vintage of work with this Burgundian grape, and it’s presented in an Alsatian, tropical style often produced in the Columbia Valley. Think of a bowl of Ambrosia Salad backed lychee, pineapple, Bartlett pear and marshmallow. It’s finished with Granny Smith apple and yellow grapefruit pith for complexity and to easily balance the remarkably low residual sugar (0.02%). These can be found at their tasting rooms in Prosser and Woodinville, but it might be best enjoyed this while lodging at ANC’s members-only “glampground” — a stone’s from their vinification facility on Sonova Road. This wine also is available on tap throughout the Puget Sound at Sparta’s in Bothell, Plate & Pint, The Lodge Sports Bar & Grill, Zeeks Pizza, North Bend Bar & Grill and Collective on Tap.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 678 cases

Alcohol: 13.2%

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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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