Nicolas 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.
Production: 466 cases