Montinore Estate Borealis The Northern Whites Willamette Valley White Blend 2015

Ratings on Delectable

Jon Preece

Borealis is an interesting blend of cold climate varietals. Müller-Thurgau (38%), Gewürztraminer (32%), Riesling (19%) and Pinot Gris (11%). I really enjoyed this wine. It is incredibly aromatic and really exhibits each varietal well. The nose is vibrant tropical fruits and crisp citrus. The palate began with fresh pear and white peach, then lead to a chalky, mineral bitterness. Just when I started to sense a lack of acidity the finish brought a surprise injection of acid that I can only imagine came from the Riesling. This resulted in a long mouth watering finish. Each flavor was so distinct it reminded me of Willy Wonka’s three course chewing gum. I think this is definitely a crowd pleaser for its fruit characteristics, but it is also a very interesting wine for the more discerning palate.

Borealis is an interesting blend of cold climate varietals. Müller-Thurgau (38%), Gewürztraminer (32%), Riesling (19%) and Pinot Gris (11%). I really enjoyed this wine. It is incredibly aromatic and really exhibits each varietal well. The nose is vibrant tropical fruits and crisp citrus. The palate began with fresh pear and white peach, then lead to a chalky, mineral bitterness. Just when I started to sense a lack of acidity the finish brought a surprise injection of acid that I can only imagine came from the Riesling. This resulted in a long mouth watering finish. Each flavor was so distinct it reminded me of Willy Wonka’s three course chewing gum. I think this is definitely a crowd pleaser for its fruit characteristics, but it is also a very interesting wine for the more discerning palate.

8.8

Matt

Not too sweet, not too dry

Not too sweet, not too dry

8.9

Patrick Dolan

Great wine from Oregon. Floral and slight honey notes with balanced acidity.

Great wine from Oregon. Floral and slight honey notes with balanced acidity.

8.9

Kellie Dolan

Lovely light peach, citrus and floral notes. Balanced acidity with a slight sweetness.

Lovely light peach, citrus and floral notes. Balanced acidity with a slight sweetness.

8.7

Katie Daisey

I love this. Smooth but not boring. Fruity and round.

I love this. Smooth but not boring. Fruity and round.

10

Location

  • 1743 1st Avenue
    New York, NY 10128

  • Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 12pm-10pm
    Saturday: 10am-10pm
    Sunday: 12pm-9pm

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