Latah Creek Wine Cellars 2012 Familigia Vineyards Riesling, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, $10

By on August 30, 2014

latah-creek-wine-cellars-familigia-vineyard-riesling-2012-bottleBest Buy! The Conway family recently began spotlighting this Columbia Basin vineyard for some of its aromatic whites in its lineup, and this continues that theme with aromas of baked apple, butterscotch, alder smoke, dustiness, gunmetal. Flavors reminiscent of baked apple pie and poached pear dominate, complete with cinnamon and vanilla bean. There’s ample acidity to balance the residual sugar of 2.5%. The family matriarch, Ellena, enjoys serving this with her pork chops that include apples and shallots, a recipe that’s included in her latest cookbook — which is available at their Spokane Valley tasting room.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 815 cases

Alcohol: 10.5%

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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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