Pacific Rim Winemakers 2014 Riesling. Columbia Valley, $11

By on November 17, 2015

pacific-rim-winemakers-riesling-2014-bottleBest Buy! Steven Sealock has headed up the Pacific Rim Winemakers project in West Richland, Wash., since 2007, and this bottling reaffirms his rank among the Pacific Northwest’s top producers of Riesling. This off-dry expression scales just to the right of “medium dry” on the International Riesling Foundation’s Riesling Taste Profile, opening with lovely aromas of orchard blossom, apricot, pear, lime and mint. There’s a match on the palate as delicious acidity balances the juicy finish of a pear drizzled with honey and a dusting of ground nutmeg. This tier’s traditional target of 3% residual sugar will pair marvelously with cuisine native to regions that ring the Pacific Rim.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 10,000 cases

Alcohol: 11.5%

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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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