Argyle Winery 2011 Riesling, Eola-Amity Hills, $18

By on October 4, 2013

argyle-winery-riesling-2011-bottleNate Klostermann has taken over from trend-setting Texan winemaker Rollin Soles at this historic bubble house that’s well worth pulling off Highway 99 in Dundee for. Their high-density plantings in their estate Lone Star Vineyard in Hopewell lead to aromas of fresh-cut apple, sweet Bartlett pear, cantaloupe  and clove. The apple profile continues with a focus on the Honeycrisp variety. While the residual sugar sits at 1.3%, the winery slots this on the dry edge of the International Riesling Foundation scale because of its broad delivery of acidity that brings brightness and just a touch of spritziness. As for food pairings, Klosterman offers up Chicharrónes or Cochinita Pibil, which is pulled pork shoulder in achiote paste, orange juice and lime.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 1,070 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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