Thursday, July 25, 2013

White Wine of the Week: Parejas Band of Sisters 2012 Wysling Columbia Valley

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Gosh, a beautiful white table wine.

Mark Wysling, owner/winemaker of Parejas Cellars sent me several bottles of his wines to review. I could not resist sharing with you how lovely the Band of Sisters 2012 Wysling drank. Thank you Mark! I will have a complete review of all the wines Mark sent me, but first, let's look at this white table wine.

Tasting Notes:
Pale gold color. On the nose was lychee, honey, white pepper, thyme, stone fruit, melon and bread crust. The palate was refreshing, not heavy, not too sharp, it was well balanced with gentle citrus, star fruit, melon and a fresh grapefruit rind finish. This was a wonderful wine with beautiful texture. It was not over the top, just so good and just my speed.

Band of Sisters was a delight paired with pasta.

This wine was a delight paired with dinner. I cooked pasta and made a sauce of shredded chicken, diced tomato, green pepper, onion, garlic, white wine, oregano and parsley. Gently tossed the sauce with the pasta and topped it with shredded Parmesan cheese. Delightful.

I strongly recommend this wine for your summer meals. Truly one of my favorite white wines I've enjoyed all summer. At this price it is most definitely a wine of the week. Outstanding!

Blend: Marsanne 55%, Roussanne 34%, Grenache Blanc 11%.
ABV: 13%.
Closure: Nomacorc.
Production: 201 cases.
SRP: $16.
Sample provided by the winery.
Order direct from the winery.

* Please contact Mark directly at 509-910-9844 or email him mark@parejascellars.com for ordering or inquiries. His wines are produced in limited quantities and distributed through select markets in Seattle, Washington. Don't miss out on this delightful wine.

Parejas Cellars
110 Grandridge
Grandview, WA 98930
www.parejascellars.com

Parejas Cellars is a boutique winery in the Yakima Valley that produces high quality, great value wines all from locally grown vineyards. Parejas Cellars focuses on the Spanish varietals of Tempranillo, Garnacha, Monastrell, Albarino, Verdejo,and Garnacha Blanco. The “Wysling” label allows them to make incredibly delicious blends outside of the Spanish focus.

Cheers!