Stoller Family Estate 2012 Riesling, Dundee Hills, $25

By on October 3, 2013

stoller-family-estate-riesling-bottleIt’s rather fascinating that a producer of some of the Northwest’s top Pinot Noir and Chardonnay would devote even 1 acre such expensive real estate in this sub-app of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, but winemaker Melissa Burr obviously knows this noble German grape. She created aromas of Gala apple, baked pineapple, pumpkin pie spice, lemon, butterscotch and sliced celery. The palate brings fresh-squeezed orange juice, tangerine and Asian pear. Its dramatic acidity of lime creates great length and combined with its bone-dry approach of 0.4% residual sugar makes it reminiscent of an Aussie “rizza.” Suggested fare includes spicy Asian dishes, cheese and shellfish.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 190 cases

Alcohol: 11.6%

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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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