Montinore Estate

Borealis The Northern Whites Willamette Valley White Blend

8.9260 ratings
8.831 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Müller-Thurgau, Riesling
Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, White Fish, Pasta, Pungent Cheese, Goat & Feta Cheese, White Rice, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Cheddar & Gruyere, Potato, Nuts & Seeds, Salads & Greens, Herbs, Chili & Hot Spicy, Beans & Peas, Soft Cheese, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Oyster, Mussel, Clam, Chicken, Duck, Turkey, Oyster, Shellfish, Pork, Fruit Desserts, Blue Cheese, Goose, Game
Top Notes For
Maxwell Burns

Hospitality Kenwood Vineyards, Winemaker GARA

9.0

Love it. All aromatics off dry and tart

Love it. All aromatics off dry and tart

Feb 7th, 2018
Kate Bock

Love that Gewürz spice on the nose. Honey, Brioche, ripe yellow fruit. Delicious!

Love that Gewürz spice on the nose. Honey, Brioche, ripe yellow fruit. Delicious!

4 people found it helpfulNov 5th, 2014
Jonathan Tharp

Sweet but with a nice balance of acid. Honey and pear on the nose. Hits mostly back palate. Held up nicely to food but good to enjoy on it's own on a night warm evening.

Sweet but with a nice balance of acid. Honey and pear on the nose. Hits mostly back palate. Held up nicely to food but good to enjoy on it's own on a night warm evening.

2 people found it helpfulJun 3rd, 2014
Jeff Vejr

One of the most underrated whites coming out of Oregon. All Biodynamic. Great aromatics, with a pinch of sweetness. Very versatile wine.

One of the most underrated whites coming out of Oregon. All Biodynamic. Great aromatics, with a pinch of sweetness. Very versatile wine.

1 person found it helpfulMar 20th, 2016
Jim Reed

Fine Wine Room Manager Harbor View Wines and Liquors

9.0

Absolutely loved the 2013 but the 2014 is also a steal at 14 bucks. Great body and zippy acid. This is a super food wine.

Absolutely loved the 2013 but the 2014 is also a steal at 14 bucks. Great body and zippy acid. This is a super food wine.

1 person found it helpfulJun 3rd, 2015
Charles Stanley

Richly aromatic nose of lychee fruit, pineapple, and apricot. Expressive minerality and slight sweetness balanced with refreshing acid. The perfect summer sipper.

Richly aromatic nose of lychee fruit, pineapple, and apricot. Expressive minerality and slight sweetness balanced with refreshing acid. The perfect summer sipper.

Apr 27th, 2016
Michael Chelus

Pear, apple, pithy lemon, lychee, limestone and hints of butterscotch. Good acidity and balance.

Pear, apple, pithy lemon, lychee, limestone and hints of butterscotch. Good acidity and balance.

Nov 6th, 2015
Scott Wren

A slightly sweet thang. Good acidity

A slightly sweet thang. Good acidity

Aug 19th, 2015
Camille Vancil

Solid table wine.

Solid table wine.

Apr 18th, 2015
Kim Kolb

2013 Borealis, Montinore Estate. Slight tangerines. Nice and soft on the palate with a hint of pineapple.

2013 Borealis, Montinore Estate. Slight tangerines. Nice and soft on the palate with a hint of pineapple.

Mar 2nd, 2015