Delicious wines from Washington’s versatile Yakima Valley

By on April 12, 2015

Pacific Rim Winemakers 2013 Selenium Vineyard Dry Riesling, Yakima Valley, $13

Pacific Rim Winemakers 2013 Selenium Vineyard Dry Riesling bottleBest Buy! Geisenheim clone 239 Riesling berries produce this stunningly dramatic, dry and delicious drink under a fresh look for this brand now owned by Banfi. Nicolas Quille and Steven Sealock, who refined their approach with Riesling while working for Randall Grahm, build the nose with hints of Gala apple, dried pear, apricot and honeysuckle. On the palate, it’s akin to fresh-cut Honeycrisp apple backed by Asian pear and juicy acidity. The miniscule amount of residual sugar (0.5%) allows for notes of mineralty to flourish in the finish.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 5,561 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

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2 Comments

  1. Paul Cockrell says:

    Obviously there is a typo. How many cases does Palencia produce?

    • Andy Perdue says:

      Paul,

      For his day job at J&S Crushing/Columbia River’s Edge Winery in Mattawa, Wash., Victor Palencia oversees more than 1 million cases in wine production. For Palencia Winery, he makes about 3,000 cases total.

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