Sagelands Vineyard 2014 Riesling, Columbia Valley, $9

By on March 1, 2016

sagelands-vineyard-riesling-2014-bottleBest Buy! This brand, which Precept rescued several years ago, celebrated its 30th anniversary with this vintage. A trio of Yakima Valley sites near Prosser – Canyon Vineyard Ranch, Willard and Willow Crest – traditionally come together for this expressive, off-dry and affordable Riesling that gets a boost from Gewürztraminer (15%) and Chenin Blanc (7%). Orange blossom, pink grapefruit, peach and vanilla taffy aromas transition to a delicious combination of white peach, honeydew melon and spearmint flavors. A penetrating injection of Meyer lemon and Key lime juice tightens up the listed residual sugar of 2%. It’s yet another example that Washington rocks Riesling.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 504 cases

Alcohol: 11.7%

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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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