Every time I have a Maison Bleue white I say to myself "best whites in WA!". Beautiful notes of honey, wax, straw, white flowers, sea salt. The weight on the palate is so fun, most all transfers to the palate with a baking spice I can't quite define. Stellar wine.
Pop and pour and followed for several hours. Originally this was too cold, but it was much more expressive as it warmed up to room temperature. Intoxicating aromas of smoke, stone fruit, clove oil, ripe melon, pineapple, honeysuckle and other flowers, pine forest, citrus peel, earth, and a little vanilla. Stone fruit, lemon and lime, spice, vanilla, citrus peel, earth, minerals, saline, and honey on the palate. Good precise acidity (at room temp), light-medium body, long and delicious finish. Overall, I loved this wine and I spent much of the evening with my nose in the glass.
Decanted 30 mins and served well chilled. So unique...This takes a few sips to adjust to. Bright and incisive while also possessing buttery richness. Med+/full body but very clean across the palate. Citrus fruits, hazlenut nougat, butter, and straw with saline minerality. Crisp acidity brings it all together. Spicy on the medium length finish and leaves a salty lemon residue on the lips that compels another sip. Wife doesn't care for this much. I do. So good I drank the whole bottle solo (ouch).
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(Maison Bleue Petite Joie Marsanne Boushey Vineyard Yakima Valley) Intoxicating, compellingly complex aromas of honeydew melon, marzipan, crushed almonds, and spice. Hard to get past the nose and take the first sip. The palate is textured with incredible body and weight with lemony acidity and an exceptionally long finish. Nothing short of an accomplishment of a wine that is the best Marsanne I have had from Washington by a long stretch. 100% Marsanne. Whole cluster pressed and fermented and aged in French oak (30% new). Aged sur lie for 9 months. 100% malolactic fermentation. 13.9% alcohol. 143 cases produced.Sample provided by winery.
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