Demri Layne 2013 Riesling, Columbia Valley, $9

By on December 29, 2014

demri_layne_riesling-2013-bottleBest Buy! The expanding Claar Wine Group in Pasco, Wash., launched this consumer-priced line last year from their remarkable combination of newlywed winemaker Joe Hudon and their estate White Bluffs Vineyard. The grapes are grown Salmon-Safe and were harvested Oct. 13 at less than 22 Brix. The nose is akin to walking through an orchard with hints of pear and Granny Smith apple, but there’s also a tropical note with lime zest. It’s much more tropical on the palate with hints of papaya, orange and Juicy Fruit Gum, yet there’s a good balance to the 2.0% residual sugar with lemony acidity and pleasing bitterness. The wines are distributed in Washington, Oregon, California and Alaska.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 1,028 cases

Alcohol: 12.1%

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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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