Home   Map   Blog Roll   WineCompass   Wine 101   My Compass 

Katie Mae, Columbia Valley, White Table Wine

Katie Mae, Columbia Valley, White Table Wine Wine Details
Price: $14.00 per bottle

Description: This value white blend is 48% Pinot Gris, 33% Pinot Blanc, and19% Riesling with fruit obtained from Naches Heights, Steiner, Vignes de Marcoux, and Muncey Park Vineyards. It is a mineral infused and elegant wine with beautiful pear and crisp apple fruit, along with notes of lemon zest, tarragon spice and wet stones. Its generous acidity is a testimony to the cooler sites from which the fruit was procured and the long growing season that was the hallmark of this wonderful vintage. This is a great “opener” wine to serve by itself ice-cold on a warm day or while relaxing in the hot tub. Try with a cold pasta salad primavera or with milder cheeses. 521 cases produced.

Varietal Definition
On the sweeter end of the spectrum, some of the best dessert wines should give thanks to the Riesling varietal. Riesling is known for its complementary nature of combining balanced acidity with sugar. Rieslings are made dry to sweet, but it is the sweet style Riesling that brought about its popularity in the United States. With the rise of spicy sauces, marinades and dips to flavor our meal, Riesling plays a part in taking off the edge of the heat. Riesling is known for a number of signature characteristics: floral, citrus and pear. Riesling has peaked in California with 11,000 acres planted. Today, Monterey County’s cool-climate areas and its long growing season produce good amounts of character for the Riesling grape. Outside of
Pinot Grigio/Gris:
Pinkish-white variety producing a very crisp white wine. Grown in Oregon, the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, and more and more in California, it shows promise for other cool climates. Also known as Tokay d'Alsace in France, Rulander in Germany, and Pinot Grigio in Italy.
Pinot Blanc:
White grape popular for the dry white wines it produces. Increasingly grown in California, the Northwest, Northeast, Canada.


Back to Kana Winery information