One of the Pacific Northwest’s most consistent expressions of dry Riesling – without labeling it as such – comes from Pacific Rim, and its work with this 3-acre block in the Willard family’s Roza vineyard offers an example of Riesling vines planted in 1972. That makes it one of the oldest in Washington, and adding to the fascination is the use of 40-year-old oak fuders to build mouth feel. The nose brings whiffs of dried apricot, lime peel, spearmint, slate and alyssum, which are followed by apricot, Ambrosia apple and starfruit. Its finish of apricot pit, lemon juice and minerality will serve it well alongside curries.
Production: 398 cases
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