Kiona Vineyards 2019 Estate Cuvée Artemisia White Wine, Red Mountain, $30

By on June 28, 2021

A product of the debut vintage for Tyler Williams as head winemaker for his family’s historic project, Cuvée Artemisia celebrates the indigenous sagebrush on Red Mountain called Artemisia tridentata. It’s a combination of white estate grapes that are based on Rhône varieties Roussanne (59%) and Viognier (18%) with a worthy contribution from Chenin Blanc (23%) — a variety that’s long been a star for Kiona. The blend of ferments in clay amphora (11%) and oak creates charming facets that range from orange, peach, chalk and white flowers for a fun and bright summer picnic wine. It merited a gold medal at the 2021 Cascadia International Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 217 cases

Alcohol: 13.6%

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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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