Appellation: Lake Chelan
Rob and Donna Mellison were inspired to jump into the burgeoning Washington wine industry after an amazing experience in Chianti Classico. That experience undoubtedly led to this Italian-style white using estate grapes on the south shore of Lake Chelan -- a perfect location for growing white wine grapes. It opens with aromas of white peaches, lemon-lime and a hint of apricot, followed by complex flavors of floral notes, ripe peaches, pears and lime zest. Rated “Outstanding” by GreatNorthwestWine.com. (13.1 percent alcohol)
Cases produced: 200.
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Food matches: It is a perfect wine to pair with Thai or Indian cuisine.
Mellisoni Vineyards, 3155 Alt. U.S. 97, Chelan, 509-293-1891, www.mellisonivineyards.com.