Maryhill Winery 2013 Viognier, Columbia Valley, $16

    Maryhill Winery 2013 Viognier, Columbia Valley, $16 By Great Northwest Wine on October 21, 2014 One of the Pacific Northwest’s largest offerings of Viognier continues to be one of the most balanced as it touches on fruit, a bit of creaminess and bright acidity. The blend of nearby Gunkel Vineyard (57%), along with Tudor Hill (28%) in the Yakima Valley and McKinley Spring ...

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