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The Northern Whites: Montinore Borealis

August 1, 2010

I’m starting my vacation off right (and right now) with a great bottle of wine to help make the tedious chore that is packing fly by.

After just one sip all the right clothes for every possible occasion magically find their way into my bag.  After another sip, I think of that one perfectly random item that will exponentially up the fun factor of my vacation (water guns, in this case).  All the anxieties of packing and travel fall to the wayside as my wine glass gradually empties.

Everything’s going to be fine; great, in fact!  No worries– just sheer enjoyment.  For an entire week I get to be just as happy as I am right now sipping on this wine.

My bottled delight of choice this evening is Montinore Estates’s Borealis: a blend of 45% Muller-Thurgau, 24% Gewurztraminer, 18% Pinot Gris and 13% Riesling.

From Oregon’s Willamette Valley this lovely wine made from cool-climate grapes borrows its name from the amazing phenomenon that is the Northern Lights.. because it is made of “Northern Whites.” (haha)

Not only is this wine delicious with the delicate floral aromas of Riesling and Gewurztraminer mingling with the fullness of Pinot Gris and the softness of Muller-Thurgau *whew* BUT it is also… ORGANIC!

In my humble opinion, this wine’s got it all.

The 2009 Borealis is remarkably refreshing and crisp with just a hint of sweetness that is erased by a long, dry finish.  Notes of ripe yellow apple and luscious melon dance on the palate.  Exotic, tropical, aromatic and delicious.

AND because the grapes are grown organically the wine can be enjoyed guilt (and chemical) free…  All for only $11.99.

Borealis is like a vacation in a bottle- Enjoy it while it lasts!

Happy Summer! :0)

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