Finn Hill Winery 2013 The Gnome Riesling, Columbia Valley, $18

By on January 12, 2015

finn-hill-winery-the-gnome-riesling-2013-labelThis medium-dry expression of clone 12 Riesling comes from the Corfu Crossing block of Lawrence Vineyards in Royal City, Wash., and winemaker/owner Rob Entrekin also got a guiding hand from Woodinville vintner Matthew Loso. Fascinating aromas of Red Delicious apple, starfruit, Cracker Jack and allysum lead to a rich and tasty tropical entry of pineapple with peach. The residual sugar of 1.7% is balanced by a bit of spritzy acidity, which makes for a pretty nice example. Finn Hill increased production by about 50 percent from the previous vintage, and these wines are available at the winery, on the website and via Amazon.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 137 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

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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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