Pacific Rim Winemakers 2012 Selenium Vineyard Noble Wine Riesling, Yakima Valley, $39

By on June 3, 2016

pacific rim noble wineNicolas Quille and Steven Sealock would seem to be as devoted as ever to the exploration of Riesling in its many shapes and styles, and their majestic young package for their late-harvest “Noble Wine” is downright fascinating. The golden nectar doesn’t let you down, either. Amazing aromas of dusty white peach, apricot preserves and dried papaya are matched on the palate. Those who prefer to shy away from viscous styles of dessert wines will particularly enjoy this, as it offers brightness and a juicy finish without much thickness. In fact, dried orange peel brings pleasing bitterness. This also provides a refresher on the labeling laws in the U.S. – the vintage listed is the year when the grapes were harvested. And this lot came off on Feb. 8, 2012. It earned a gold medal at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 466 cases

Alcohol: 9%

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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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