Maury Island Winery 2013 Crémant de Maury, Puget Sound, $30

By on August 25, 2015

Maury Island Winery LogoThe Rileys on the isthmus of Vashon Island create this delightful méthode champenoise from Pinot Noir that begins with its light cranberry color and leads to aromas of sliced President plum, cranberry sauce, Rainier cherry and white strawberry. The drink is a tangy  delivery of high-toned red fruit akin to cranberry, red currant and rhubarb, capped by a finish of blood orange. Contact the winery during the holidays to make arrangements for the 2014 vintage.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 15 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

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  1. George Riley

    August 31, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Fine article about my brother’s Champagne, Youngest of four. grad of Stanford. retired from EPA and now; instead of retirement he opens a damn winery, As usual: successful. Thanks for giving him the credit he deserves,

  2. willie

    August 3, 2016 at 9:30 am

    looking for a pineapple wine

    • Eric Degerman

      August 3, 2016 at 2:33 pm

      Greetings, Willie.
      Westport Winery produces a tasty pineapple and Riesling blend called Pineapple Express, and this is the closest thing to a pineapple wine that I know of in the Pacific Northwest.
      Blain and Kim Roberts lived on Maui for two decades, so this is a tribute wine for them. Their wines are produced and poured in Westport, Wash., near Grays Harbor. This week, they just opened a second tasting room in Cannon Beach, Ore.

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