Milbrandt Vineyards 2013 Evergreen Vineyard Traditions Riesling, Columbia Valley, $13

By on September 25, 2014

milbrandt-vineyards-traditions-evergreen-vineyard-riesling-2013-bottleBest Buy! Last year’s near-record vintage in terms of heat didn’t prevent Joshua Maloney from spinning out another fascinating and expressive Riesling. One of the state’s cooler and award-winning sites for Riesling made that possible, and the experience launches with a nose of honeydew melon and ambrosia salad with peach, backed by lime, horehound and Aussie black licorice. The entry is crisp with flavors of Limeade followed by a rich and broad midpalate with melon, backed by minerality and Mandarin orange acidity in the finish. Its residual sugar of 1.1% comes across dry, making for a meandering story to tell and reminiscent of something from Alsace or Australia’s Eden Valley.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 12,700 cases

Alcohol: 11.5%

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