Ryan Patrick Vineyards 2011 Ryan’s Riesling, Columbia Valley, $10

By on August 13, 2013

ryan-patrick-vineyards-2011-ryan-riesling-bottleBest Buy! Jeremy Santo of Wahluke Wine Co., makes the wine for the Flanagan family, and this off-dry Riesling continues to pick up honors. The nose flashes hints of white peach, apricot, baked apple and slate, setting the stage for a nearly seamless transition. There’s a thin trail of pie cherry juice and orange acidity to balance the residual sugar of 2.4%. It’s widely distributed but is readily available at their Leavenworth, Wash., tasting room below Visconti’s.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 2,000 cases

Alcohol: 11.5%

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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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