Obelisco Estate 2011 Riesling, Columbia Valley, $18

By on March 9, 2013

obelisco-estate-logoThis vintage marked the year Doug Long took full control of this Red Mountain winery. The red wines continue to be crafted by neighboring winemakers Pete Hedges and niece Sara Goedhart, but this white is credited to Kevin Correll of Barrage Cellars, who shows skill with Riesling done dry (1% residual sugar). Tropical aromas of pineapple, white peach and lemon peel are backed with elder blossoms. Orchard fruit flavors of apple and more peach transition to a lemon/lime midpalate that’s capped off with notes of mineral and anise. It’s no longer available at the winery.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 175 cases

Alcohol: 11.2%


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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

One Comment

  1. Manuel

    May 1, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Hey Andy, Sara and Pete didn’t make this wine, Doug Long and Kevin Correll did.

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