Pacific Rim Winemakers 2014 Spring Creek Vineyard Grüner Veltliner, Yakima Valley, $14

By on December 13, 2015

Pacific Rim Winemakers Spring Creek Vineyard Gruner Veltliner bottleBest Buy! Steven Sealock doesn’t need to range far from his West Richland, Wash., winery to source this Austrian grape, and little-known Spring Creek Vineyard near Benton City has a reputation of shining with crisp white varieties. The nose is fruit-forward with hints of tangerine, apricot and pineapple and peach. There’s nice firm acidity up front with grapefruit and lime juice. The Asian pear fleshiness on the midpalate is a sign of the six months on the lees in neutral German barrels, which leads to Granny Smith apple peel bite in the back, making for a great shellfish wine at a rather remarkable price.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 450 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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