Daven Lore Winery 2013 Sweet Riesling, Yakima Valley, $15

By on January 2, 2015

daven-lore-winery-sweet-riesling-2013-bottleBest Buy! Prosser, Wash., winemaker Gordon Taylor took two lots from nearby Sebastian Vineyard on Nov. 1, and both were at 23 Brix. For his Sweet Riesling program, he ended fermentation after 22 days. That was a week earlier than his Dry Riesling (1.2% residual sugar), so this stands at 4.8%. It makes for a delicious Riesling that’s loaded with dusty Wenatchee Valley orchard fruit — pear, apple, peach and apricot. The structure is luscious, sweet and a bit viscous, backed by complexity of peach fuzz, clove and nutmeg. Taylor serves this with Creme brûlée, dessert crepes and a fruit-and-cheese plate. Look for these wines at Yoke’s Fresh Markets, Chocolate Box in Seattle, All Things Wine in Renton and the winery.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 44 cases

Alcohol: 11.5%

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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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