Riesling a Great Northwest Wine

By on August 17, 2014

Brandborg Vineyard & Winery 2012 Oregon Riesling, Elkton, $16

brandborg-vineyards-oregon-riesling-labelTerry Brandborg and the late John Bradley collaborated on this historic production — the first bottling to carry the Elkton American Viticultural Area on the label. Bradley Vineyard berries helped create aromas of ripe apple and pear, jasmine, lavender and a whiff of diesel. Freshly cut Granny Smith apple slices and tangy Thompson Seedless flavors validate its “dry” listing on the International Riesling Foundation scale as the zippy and savory finish brings together lemony acidity and lingering slate notes. Click here to learn more about the life of Bradley, who passed away suddenly earlier in 2014.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 550 cases

Alcohol: 11.8%

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