Pacific Rim Winemakers 2014 Solstice Vineyard Riesling, Yakima Valley, $24

By on May 29, 2016

pacific-rim-winemakers-solstice-vineyard-riesling-2014-bottleOne of the Pacific Northwest’s most consistent expressions of dry Riesling – without labeling it as such – comes from Pacific Rim, and its work with this 3-acre block in the Willard family’s Roza vineyard offers an example of Riesling vines planted in 1972. That makes it one of the oldest in Washington, and adding to the fascination is the use of 40-year-old oak fuders to build mouth feel. The nose brings whiffs of dried apricot, lime peel, spearmint, slate and alyssum, which are followed by apricot, Ambrosia apple and starfruit. Its finish of apricot pit, lemon juice and minerality will serve it well alongside curries.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 398 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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