Wines of the Pacific Northwest

By Miss Fox | Oregon, Washington
30 Mar 2010

Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling 2008
Columbia Valley, Washington
13.0% alcohol
(nat. cork*)
Est. Price: $8.49

Winery says…
This wine is a dry, crisp, refreshing style of Riesling with beautiful fruit-forward flavors, crisp acidity and an elegant finish. It offers brisk, cooler climate Riesling character of white peach and apricot with a clean finish. This is an incredibly versatile food wine. Suggested pairings include crab, scallops, mild cheeses, Asian dishes and Indian curries.

Critics say:
87 pts. and a Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast
87 pts., Wine Spectator

FSW students say…
A-

K Viognier 2008
Columbia Valley, Washington
14.1% alcohol, (nat. cork *)
Est. Price: $18.25

Winery says…
Mind blowing aromas – think stone fruit, (Miss Fox says: this is fruit that has big pits in it like apricots and peaches,) jasmine blossoms and wet stone. And zing! This wine again offers great balance and mineral… an absolute, sheer delight.
Critics say…
92 pts., Wine Enthusiast

FSW students say…
B-

Novy Blanc de Pinot Noir 2008
Willamette Valley, Oregon
13.9% alcohol
(screw cap*)
Est. Price: $23.99
(The is a white wine made from black Pinot Noir grapes.)

The winery says…
In pressing, the goal was to extract as much good tasting juice from the grapes without pulling out any color. This wine possesses some of the midpalate weight and richness of Chardonnay, but with exceptional acidity. The nose is exotic with hints of orange and cherry fruits.

FSW students say…
B-

Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Noir 2007
Oregon State
13.5% alcohol
(nat. cork*)
Est. Price: $23.99

Miss Fox says…
This winery is owned by the first winemaker to plant grapes in the Willamette Valley. David Lett started his Eyrie Vineyards in the late 1960s by planting Pinot Noir, which is now inextricably linked to Oregon.

FSW students say…
(Our apologies to David Lett but,…)
D

Columbia-Crest Two Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Washington
13.5% alcohol
(nat. cork*)
Est. Price: $9.41

Winery says…
This fruit-forward minimally-oaked Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas and flavors of slight blueberry and cherry with a lingering finish of cocoa.

Critics say…
87 pts., Wine Spectator

FSW students say…
B+

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