2018 Illahe, Viognier, Willamette Valley

Merchant's Pick

THE RECENT PICK

2018 Illahe, Viognier, Willamette Valley

The Willamette Valley "Wow" Factor!
This white will make you say, "Wow!"

We said "Wow" and so will you!

If you close your eyes, you will swear you were enjoying a crisp Viognier from the south of France (where Viognier thrives).

With bright acidity, crisp minerality, and soft, balanced fruit, Illahe produces one of the best Oregon whites we've tasted this season.

Stone fruit, and floral aromas of apricot, tangerine, honey blossom and wet stone. The palate is layered with fresh peach, Bosc pear and a touch of peppercorn. Mouth-watering acidity and a zesty, dry palate makes this wine a phenomenal food pairing wine.

Illahe (pronounced ēl-uh-hee) is a local Chinook word meaning "earth" or "soil." Working by hand, their goal is to produce organic wines that represent the pure varietal character without additives.

Well done!

This is a delicious warm weather white wine!

$18.99 per bottle / $227.88 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

92 / 100

This is one of the best Oregon whites we've tasted this season. Stone fruit, and floral aromas of apricot, tangerine, honey blossom and wet stone. The palate is layered with fresh peach, Bosc pear and a touch of peppercorn. Mouth-watering acidity and a zesty, dry palate makes this wine a phenomenal food pairing wine.


Product Details


Producer: Illahe

Country: United States

Region: Oregon

Sub Region: Willamette Valley

Varietal: Viognier

Vintage: 2018

Size: 750ml

Code: W7002