Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery 2014 Bacchus, British Columbia, $18

By on May 6, 2016

recline bacchusAs one of the most aromatic grapes grown in Pacific Northwest, it’s no surprise that this cross of Silvaner and Riesling with Müller-Thurgau stands out in any judging – particularly in the United States. Tropical notes include lychee, dragonfruit and passionfruit, yet there’s also a beautiful touch of rose petal and sweet cucumber in the background. Skilled winemaking by the Ratzlaff family presents those same aromas as flavors, and the minimal dose of residual sugar keeps this beautiful and tidy rather than blowsy and sweet. Enjoy with Asian cuisine and springtime salads. This earned a gold medal at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 250 cases

Alcohol: 11.9%

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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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