Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
This year, the Morrison family celebrated the 20th anniversary of planting their vineyard on the four-generation farm in Walla Walla, and 10 years ago they opened a tasting room in their hometown. This Rhône variety is the only white wine they grow and produce, and their 2 acres made for aromas of orange Creamsicle with fig, banana, lychee nut, vanilla and clove. Its beauty continues with the pour of orange oil and lemon/lime flavors, followed by a touch of roundness on the midpalate and crisp acidity in the finish. It merited a gold medal at the 2014 Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition and was rated "Outstanding!" by Great Northwest Wine. (14.5 percent alc.)
Cases produced: 121
Food pairings: Pair this luscious white wine with mild Asian dishes, frittata, quiche or halibut topped with a mango salsa.
Morrison Lane, 201 W. Main St., Walla Walla, 509-526-0229, www.morrisonlane.com.