2010 Quady North Pistoleta

Price: $19.00 @ Quady North

What They Said:

2010 Quady North PistoletaPer Wine Enthusiast “This intense, concentrated blend of Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne combines vivid floral aromas with almost candied citrus fruit. It’s seductive and lengthy, with a gamut of scents and flavors from perfume to pastry.” P.G. (10/1/2011) — 92

What I Think:

(12.5%) 33% Roussanne, 33% Marsane, 33% Viognier – I picked this up this white Rhone blend while swinging through the Applegate Valley late this summer. In talking with the winemaker Herb Quady this one is made for the Dutch markets so relatively hard to come by stateside which sure is a shame.

Great nose, Great mouthfeel. Rich with lush (forward) tropical fruits and banana with floral overtones and a soft acidity. Loads of tertiary action (citrus, melon, mineral and more) keep you intrigued before a soft, spiced finish that lingers on nicely. Nothing subdued here. It is a white that keeps the palate rocking and you are thankful for it. I enjoyed this one far more than the words above are letting on…

Rating: Wow!

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2 thoughts on “2010 Quady North Pistoleta

  1. Jason,

    The 2010 was predominately sold to Germany, so very little remained in the US. But, due to its success, we increased production from the 2011 vintage. The 2011 will be released in May, and will be available in Oregon and Washington, as well as through our website at: http://www.quadynorth.com.

    Thanks,

    Herb Quady

    • Thanks for the comment Herb! Sorry I missed you at the Rhone Rangers tasting where I could have procured some myself. Only one of your bottles left now, the Syrah, so will have to reload soon!

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