Sawtooth Winery 2015 Estate Riesling, Snake River Valley, $13

By on September 30, 2016

sawtooth-winery-riesling-2015-bottleBest Buy! Idaho continues to earn international acclaim for its work with Riesling, and winemaker Meredith Smith at Sawtooth — and now also Ste. Chapelle – ranks as one of the Pacific Northwest leaders. Her core production with the noble grape of Germany releases inviting aromas of clove and cardamom with fruity notes of pear, apple and grilled apricot. On the palate, it’s dynamic with flavors of Ambrosia Salad as it blends slaty and sweet notes. The high-elevation of Skyline Vineyard allows for a preservation of natural acidity to balance the residual sugar of 1.8%, making for a medium-sweet finish.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 1,500 cases

Alcohol: 12.5%

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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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