Lone Birch 2011 Riesling, Yakima Valley, $13

By on March 21, 2013

Washington wineBest Buy! This second label for Airfield Estates in Prosser, Wash., takes its name from a 70-year-old tree in the vineyard that provides shade to workers and visitors alike. This delicious Riesling offers aromas of tropical fruit, along with dusty pear, dried lemon and peach. On the palate, it offers flavors of ripe stone fruit, Honeycrisp apple, Roza peach and apricot. Its refreshing acidity backs the 2.6% residual sugar, providing balance and just the right amount of sweetness.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 3,527 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%


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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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