Best Northwest wines of 2015: 50-41

By on December 28, 2015

50. Coyote Canyon Winery 2013 Albariño, Horse Heaven Hills, $22

coyote-canyon-winery-albarino-2013-bottleJustin Michaud’s first vintage at this Prosser, Wash., winery is a beauty, and he doubled up a unanimous double gold medal at the 2015 Great Northwest Wine Competition — the largest judging of Pacific Northwest wines — with the award for best white wine at the 2015 Capital Food and Wine Festival. This gorgeous and complex Albariño from estate grapes in the Horse Heaven Hills was harvested Sept. 17 and  opens with aromas of dusty peach, Golden Delicious apple and kiwi, followed by ripe flavors of nectarine and Granny Smith apple. Lingering lime acidity easily balances the residual sugar of 1.2%. This is a perfect wine for crab and spicy curry dishes.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 543 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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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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