Best Buy! One of America’s hottest running brands proves that its famous Hot to Trot Red is no one-trick pony. Keith Kenison, who helped expand the white wine program at Columbia Crest, shows he hasn’t lost a step with this wide-ranging blend that leads with Chardonnay and Riesling. This sweet nose offers complexity with hints of apricot jam, lychee, pineapple and Honeycrisp apple, however the drink delivers remarkable balance of fruitiness and acidity akin to fresh-cut Pink Lady apple, dried apricot and mint. There’s a flourish of nectarine and lemon in the finish. Enjoy with a fruit salad, artisan cheeses or Northwest charcuterie from Cured by Visconti in Leavenworth or Portland’s Olympia Provisions.
Production: 92,250 cases