Pacific Rim Winemakers 2013 Sweet Riesling, Columbia Valley, $11

By on November 24, 2015

pacific-rim-winemakers-sweet-riesling-2013-bottleBest Buy! This renowned Washington state producer of aromatic whites has been known to produce as many as a dozen styles Riesling in any given vintage, and the profile of this one — harvested at 21 Brix — takes on a late harvest approach. Its nose is gorgeous with hints of apricot jam, pineapple, guava, clove, mint and a whiff of caramel and botrytis. Inside, it offers baking spices with fruit cocktail flavors of pear and pineapple. The residual sugar is ample at 7% and the lengthy finish is pleasing thanks to a bit of spritzy acidity. Bring on a steamy bowl of peppery pho.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 14,559 cases

Alcohol: 8.5%

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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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