Tuesday, March 14, 2017
The Northern Whites
The color and the taste were unique. The color was a pale gold with a hint of rose in it - just enough to make one look twice. One could definitely taste the funk of the gewurtztraminer. I've not had enough Muller-Thurgau to comment on that, but I really couldn't detect the pinot gris or the Riesling. I could get some ripe, green grapes out of the flavors. The wine was off dry and crisp and a bit oily in the mouth feel, but I loved the acid on the finish. Nice match for the halibut.
In the end it was interesting and flavorful. I prefer the winery's pinot gris to this wine, but I wouldn't turn down another glass or two.
Montinore Estate Borealis. 12.5% alcohol and $13.