Melrose Vineyards 2012 Estate Riesling, Umpqua Valley, $16

By on June 25, 2015

Melrose Vineyards-2012-RieslingErstwhile raisin grower Wayne Parker moved from California’s San Joaquin Valley to Southern Oregon and began in 1996 to establish the first of his two Umpqua Valley vineyards. His original Southern Umpqua River block produces this aromatic Riesling that carries a nose of baked apple pie, ripe peach and cinnamon with a hint of flint. On the palate, it’s filled with peaches and mango flavors as orange peel and rewarding acidity balances the Juicy Fruit Gum finish and residual sugar of 2%.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 540 cases

Alcohol: 10.4%

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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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