Naches Heights Vineyard 2012 Riesling, Naches Heights, $11

By on March 27, 2014

naches-heights-vineyard-riesling-2012-labelBest Buy! Phil Cline’s biodynamic vineyard near Yakima, Wash., ranks as one of the state’s highest-elevation sites at nearly 2,100 feet, which makes it ideal for Riesling. A product of a nearly peerless vintage, its aromatic profile includes peach, apricot and Asian pear with clove spice. Its rich entry to the palate focuses on a juicy Red Haven peach, and while the residual sugar is listed at 1%, finishing flavors of lime juice and apricot pit easily tackle that sweetness. This wine received a silver medal at the 2014 Seattle Wine and Food Experience Wine Competition.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 850 cases

Alcohol: 12.4%

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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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