Willow Crest Winery 2011 Estate Riesling, Yakima Valley, $12

By on July 15, 2013

Willow Crest Winery makes Riesling from the Yakima Valley.Best Buy! David Minick launched Willow Crest in the mid-1990s and has been making superb wines since using estate grapes from north of Prosser. Minick also oversees vineyard operations for Precept Wine in Seattle, which now partners with him at Willow Crest. This is a classic Yakima Valley Riesling and one of the best you’re likely to taste in Washington. This opens with aromas of honeysuckle, apricot glacée and orange marmalade. On the palate, it unveils mouthwatering flavors of limeade, apple and pear, all backed with bright acidity and no perceptible sweetness.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 1,050 cases

Alcohol: 10%

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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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