Rocky Pond Winery 2013 Riesling, Lake Chelan, $18

By on December 8, 2015

rocky-pond-winery-clos-chevalle-vineyard-riesling-2013-bottleClos Chevalle Vineyard grapes from the south side Lake Chelan near Bear Mountain Ranch are the focus of estate Riesling made by acclaimed winemaker Ron Bunnell for the Dufenhorst family. There’s just a whiff of petrol in its citrusy nose, which leads to flavors of lime and a hint of orange. It closes with juicy acidity that makes it a great accompaniment for Asian foods. The Dufenhorsts plan to open their winery’s first tasting room, which will be in the Woodinville Warehouse District — kitty corner from the BNU tasting room for Bunnell, Newhouse Family Vineyards and Upland Estates. Construction is underway for their second tasting room in downtown Chelan, and the goal is to begin pouring there as part of next month’s Lake Chelan Winterfest. This wine earned a gold medal at the 2015 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 130 cases

Alcohol: 12%

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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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