Pacific Rim Winemakers 2011 Sweet Riesling, Columbia Valley, $11

By on May 29, 2013

Washington wineBest Buy! This is one of the largest-production Rieslings in the United States, and it is delicious. It’s a low-alcohol wine with a high dose of sweetness (6.9%) that is tempered by bright acidity (3.03 pH). The result is a bright, balanced wine with aromas of fresh-cut yellow rose, green apple, orange zest and nutmeg. On the palate, it offers pleasing flavors of peach, pear, lychee and pineapple. It’s a rich, round wine to pair with South Indian dishes, fiery pho or Caribbean cuisine.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 97,000 cases

Alcohol: 8.5%

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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.

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