Silverdale, WA 12.5% alc. (Purchased on 3/25/14)
Made with organic grapes. Brilliant pale golden. Nose shows lemon and lime zest and definite flinty minerality and these aromas bloom substantially after an hour or more in the glass. In the mouth it’s tart (but not overly so) and dry; steely and austere with more minerality, citrus and underripe pear. More flavorful than I expected. Similar to, but less fruity than most French Ugni Blancs that I’ve had. Rather simple, but clean and refreshing; perfect accompaniment to simple foods like roasted poultry and baked or poached white fish with simple or no sauces and lighter flavored herbs. May even work well with fried calamari or pesto pasta dishes. For lovers of old world style whites; typically Italian.