Best Northwest wines of 2015: 100-91

By on December 26, 2015

92. Van Duzer Vineyards 2014 Riesling, Willamette Valley, $20

Van Duzer Vineyards-2014-Riesling BottlePinot Noir from estate blocks in the hills west of the Oregon state capital is the focus of Florent Merlier, but this native of Burgundy also has established a tantalizing track record with dry Riesling from Dundee Hills sites Meyer and Wascher. A fruit bowl of aromas includes pear, Mandarin orange, Uncola and caramel apple, as well as a hint of a dusty country lane. Next are bright flavors of Asian pear and Granny Smith apple, joined by baking spices, bracing tangelo acidity and a long finish of minerality and gravel. This wine is scheduled to be released in August. Fortunately, they’ve increased production a bit from the 2013 vintage.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 196 cases

Alcohol: 12.9%

Winery website

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

About Great Northwest Wine

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.

One Comment

  1. Pingback: Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2015: the complete list - Great Northwest Wine

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *