Whiskey Hill Winery 2017 Maréchal Foch, Willamette Valley, $29

By on March 17, 2019
whiskey hill winery marechal foch 2017 bottle - Whiskey Hill Winery 2017 Maréchal Foch, Willamette Valley, $29

Chris Helbling and his in-laws launched Postelwait’s Vineyards along the emerging Mount Hood Territory Wine Trail in conjunction with regulations for their popular wedding business in Canby, Ore. While those 15 acres of estate vines are coming on line, Helbling leaned his friend Jason Hanson of nearby Hanson Vineyards for this lot of grapes. Some stem inclusion and light touch of French oak adds some complexity not often found in this French hybrid making for a theme of blueberry, toast, white chocolate and horehound. Sandy tannins and a tasty finish of cranberry and pomegranate give it balance.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 18 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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