Bitner Vineyards 2012 Late Harvest Reserve Riesling, Snake River Valley, $19

By on October 17, 2014

bitner-vineyards-logoRon Bitner planted some of the Snake River Valley’s early vines and is a stalwart supporter of the Idaho wine industry. Neighboring winemaker Greg Koenig, whom Bitner playfully refers to as his “retirement plan,” has crafted a gorgeous sweet wine with aromas of dried apricot, pineapple and peach, followed by succulent flavors of ripe tree fruit dripping with honey and spice. At nearly 7% residual sugar, this won best dessert wine at the 2014 Idaho Wine Competition and was in the running for best of show.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 134 cases

Alcohol: 10.8%

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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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