Van Duzer Vineyards 2014 Riesling, Willamette Valley, $20

By on July 28, 2015

Van Duzer Vineyards-2014-Riesling BottlePinot Noir from estate blocks in the hills west of the Oregon state capital is the focus of Florent Merlier, but this native of Burgundy also has established a tantalizing track record with dry Riesling from Dundee Hills sites Meyer and Wascher. A fruit bowl of aromas includes pear, Mandarin orange, Uncola and caramel apple, as well as a hint of a dusty country lane. Next are bright flavors of Asian pear and Granny Smith apple, joined by baking spices, bracing tangelo acidity and a long finish of minerality and gravel. This wine is scheduled to be released in August. Fortunately, they’ve increased production a bit from the 2013 vintage.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 196 cases

Alcohol: 12.9%

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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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