Pacific Rim Winemakers 2012 Sweet Riesling, Columbia Valley, $11

By on January 5, 2015

pacific-rim-winery-sweet-riesling-2012-bottleBest Buy! Armed with their latest slogan of “If you can’t stand the heat, get out the Riesling,” this West Richland, Wash., winery produces Riesling in a handful of different styles. While this tips the scales at 8% residual sugar, it is balanced, low alcohol and mighty tasty. Fun aromas and flavors of tropical fruit pick up notes of Fuji apple and the gradual buildup of limeade in the finish makes for mouthwatering acidity. A bit of spritzy acidity and the approach of sugar makes it ideal for brunch or anything dish with some spice and heat. The fire-breathing dragon behind the label of this clear bottle might as well be reaching for a glass of this Riesling. Try out Oregon Coast chef Bob Neroni’s recipe for Sticky Hot Barbecue Pork Ribs.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 49,900 cases

Alcohol: 8.5%

Winery website

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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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