Wine of the Week

Martinez & Martinez Winery 2018 Tudor Hills Vineyard Viognier

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Andrew Martinez grew up in a family that’s farmed Cabernet Sauvignon in the Horse Heaven Hills for decades. His wife, Monica (Tudor) Martinez, has connections to prized grapes in the Yakima Valley. Their family affair produced a charming Viognier that’s loaded with apricot, honeyed peach and lime gelato while backed by refreshing juiciness. It earned its way into the 21st Platinum Judging via a gold medal last summer at Washington State Wine Competition. Last fall, it turned into the Martinez/Tudor family’s second straight Platinum for Viognier, and this example with the white Rhône grape merited an unanimous vote for Platinum.

Rated “Double Platinum!” by Wine Press Northwest.

Price: $18

Production: 160 cases

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Alcohol: 12.8%

Food pairings: Enjoy with seafood and shellfish, roasted chicken, pork, creamy pasta dishes, curries, Asian-inspired fare and soft cheeses.

Martinez & Martinez Winery

357 Port Ave., Studio C

Prosser, WA 99350

(509) 786-2392

www.martinezwine.com

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