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Katie Mae,Yakima Valley White Table Wine

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

Description: This Rhone styled white wine is a blend of 75% Roussanne, 20% Viognier and 5% Marsanne. The Roussanne fruit is from Elephant Mountain, Snipes Mountain, Millbrandt, and Morrell Vineyards. Both the Viognier and Marssanne came from Elephant Mountain Vineyard. Note its intensity of aromatics with peaches, ruby grapefruit, tropical fruits and rose pedals literally leaping from the glass! In the mouth one finds similar fruits along with candied pears, minerals, and an amazing mouthfeel. With its brightly balanced acids it finishes long into a gloriously sweet finish. Try with summer squash soup with a generous sprinkling of brown sugar or alongside a tray of rich imported cheeses.

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
Also known as Bergeron in the french Savoie region. Semi-classic grape grown in the Hermitage-Rhone and southern Cotes du Rhone region of France. Still occasionally incorporated into white wine blends, (e.g: with the Marsanne grape wine), because of its acidity and aroma but finding less and less favor.
The most acclaimed white wine grape from France's Rhône Valley, Viognier is a highly aromatic varietal, with a flavor profile that could include peach, apricot, nectarine, lichee, musk and flower blossom. The heady perfume of this varietal is one of its trademarks, although its flavors are sometimes problematic in matching with food. However, it does well with lobster, crab and moderately flavored fish. Use it as an apéritif as an alternative to Chardonnay. The "Rhône Rangers" in California have done an excellent job promoting this varietal.
White grape of the Northern Rhône and primary constituent of white Crozes-Hermitage and St.Joseph it is also a permitted blend for red Hermitage. It produces wines high in extract and alcohol with pronounced floral and almond characteristics. Often blended with the more refined Roussanne for a touch of elegance. Seen as a varietal in the Victoria region of Australia, notably Chateau Tahbilk.


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