Viognier remains a darling in the Pacific Northwest

By on June 25, 2017

Martin-Scott Winery 2015 Viognier, Columbia Valley, $15

College Cellars 2016 Muscat OttonelBest Buy! Although it’s not referenced on the label, Columbia Valley vigneron Mike Scott grows the Viognier on his Needlerock Vineyard overlooking the Columbia River and bottles it at his East Wenatchee, Wash., estate. The enticing nose offers tropical hints that lead with lychee and are followed by fig, melon and peach. Its flavor profile opens nicely with sweet peach as it picks up ginger and almond on the midpalate. There’s a fair bit of residual sugar on the back that’s tightened up by orange oil and Bartlett pear skin. Enjoy with Thai or spicy Mexican cuisine.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 123 cases

Alcohol: 14.4%

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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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