Coiled Wines 2013 Dry Riesling, Snake River Valley, $17

By on October 8, 2014

coiled-wines-dry-riesling-bottleOwner/winemaker Leslie Preston learned her trade in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District, then came home to Idaho to launch her brand. Her 2012 Dry Riesling earned best-of-show honors last year at the Idaho Wine Competition, and this latest vintage of that wine nearly repeated the feat, winning best white wine. It’s a gorgeous wine with aromas of Honeycrisp apple, lemon zest and spice, followed by bright, crisp, focused flavors of apple, lychee and Asian pear. It is a weighty and distinctively dry wine (0.35% residual sugar) with complexity and concentration. Her success and international acclaim with the 2012 vintage prompted her to increase production of this bottling from Skyline Vineyard by nearly 50 percent.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 495 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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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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