Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2014: 80-71

By on December 27, 2014

79. Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2013 Grüner Veltliner, Umpqua Valley, $24

rsz_1reustle-logoStephen Reustle has been a godsend for this Austrian variety in the U.S., blazing the trail for this grape. The Rutgers University product first planted it in the Umpqua Valley in 2005, and those who desire dry Riesling should appreciate this. Aromas of elderflower, Asian pear and Granny Smith apple lead to flavors of Key lime pie and yellow grapefruit with Granny Smith apple peel bite in the finish.

Production: 670

Alcohol: 13.6%

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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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