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Montinore Estate 'Borealis' White, Willamette Valley, USA

Wine Notes

Indicative blend: Predominantly Muller-Thurgau, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling.

Average Price $14 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

Search Rank 7269 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 7269th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 4403rd

Price History for Montinore Estate 'Borealis' White, Willamette Valley, USA
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Grape Variety

Rare White Blend is a term Wine-Searcher uses to group together white wines made from uncommon or unusual grape variety blends (see also Rare Red Blend). The category also provides a convenient home for wines whose blend is either unknown or not published by the winery.

There is no particular pattern or formula for establishing which grape varieties will features in these rare blends, nor the proportions in which they will be used. Some will consist of just two components, others may contain ten or more.

Unlike the Champagne Blend and Bordeaux Blend, which draw from a relatively narrow selection of potential grape varieties, the Rare White Blend is – almost by definition – relatively complex. A classic example is the sparkling wine ...more

  • Willamette Valley, in western Oregon, is one of the United States' most important non-Californian AVAs. From the state capital, Portland, it stretches southwards for 120 miles (190km) down the eponymous river valley, covering some 3.3 million acres (1.2 million ha) of land. Pinot Noir is by far the most popular and top-performing variety here. The best Oregon Pinot Noirs are regularly compared to their significantly more expensive counterparts from Burgundy.

  • Oregon – in the Pacific Northwest of the USA – is one of the world's youngest and most promising wine regions. The state first earned a place on the international wine map in the late 1960s and has secured its position steadily ever since. Although production volumes have remained relatively low-key, the reputation of Oregon wines has not. In the early 21st Century, Oregon is regarded as a world-...more

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