Montinore Estate

Borealis The Northern Whites Willamette Valley White Blend

8.955 ratings
8.97 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
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
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
Ray Vanderhoff

Flowers and baking spices on the nose. Yellow delicious apples, honey and cinnamon bread on the pallet. A little sweetness. Kind of tastes like a dry mead wine without the viscosity. A good compliment to spicy fare that requires a white wine. The Gewurtz shines through.

Flowers and baking spices on the nose. Yellow delicious apples, honey and cinnamon bread on the pallet. A little sweetness. Kind of tastes like a dry mead wine without the viscosity. A good compliment to spicy fare that requires a white wine. The Gewurtz shines through.

Oct 5th, 2017
Juan Borda

Loved this blend!! Great flavors, crisp and delicious!

Loved this blend!! Great flavors, crisp and delicious!

May 3rd, 2017
Big Red

About as average as it gets. Preferred more dominate gewurztraminer blends for spicy dishes. This was more like a decent, sweetish white table wine - as appropriately named.

About as average as it gets. Preferred more dominate gewurztraminer blends for spicy dishes. This was more like a decent, sweetish white table wine - as appropriately named.

Sep 11th, 2016
B.j. Long

Love this wine! The floral notes and fruity taste make a great wine for a hot summer day. Just found again after 5 years of looking for it. Hurricane Sandy knocked out the jersey shore distributors for Montinore and made it impossible to find. This is a welcome addition to my collection.

Love this wine! The floral notes and fruity taste make a great wine for a hot summer day. Just found again after 5 years of looking for it. Hurricane Sandy knocked out the jersey shore distributors for Montinore and made it impossible to find. This is a welcome addition to my collection.

Aug 13th, 2016
Sara Nelson-Carlson

N: spicy and rose petals. A touch of honey.
P: soft and fruit forward. Low acid.

N: spicy and rose petals. A touch of honey.
P: soft and fruit forward. Low acid.

Jun 1st, 2016
Emily Voland

Yuuummmmmmmmma

Yuuummmmmmmmma

May 18th, 2016
Rachel Record

Sweet, yet crisp. Refreshing, highly drinkable. Apple/pear.

Sweet, yet crisp. Refreshing, highly drinkable. Apple/pear.

Apr 27th, 2016