2011 Chemistry by Chehalem "Fig.'11" Willamette Valley White Wine

SKU #1106676

Maybe I'm just on an acid kick right now, but another wine I loved this month and can't wait to drink a keg's worth of is the Chemistry-Fig. 11. This has certainly been a favorite of the K&L staff over the last couple of years, and the good news is that I truly believe that this is the best bottling yet of this delicious, inexpensive white. The blend of 40% Pinot Blanc, 37% Gewürztraminer, 12% Riesling, 6% Chardonnay and 5% Pinot Gris seems to be a touch zestier and more focused than in years past, and the miniscule amount of residual sugar that is in the wine makes the flavors pop like Technicolor. This is a perfect patio/porch wine and would be great with grilled veggies and sea bass. (Bryan Brick, K&L Domestic wine buyer)

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By: Jeffrey Jones |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/6/2012  | Send Email
This is a delicious and fun wine. It is full of energy and wonderful flavors. The Chemistry is soft and round with a delicate floral component that enhances this wine. Great alone,it will go well with fish or fowl.

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Other White Wines

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United States

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