Oregon Riesling, we wish there was more

by | Jan 8, 2017 | Featured wines, News | 0 comments

Yamhill Valley Vineyards 2014 Riesling, Willamette Valley, $18

The Barn and Triangle blocks that Stephen Cary and Ariel Eberle work each year on their Riesling program reach back to the early 1980s, which makes sense since Yamhill Valley Vineyards is home of the second-oldest vineyard in the McMinnville American Viticultural Area. This off-dry offering, harvested Oct. 27, comes across as akin to a German spätlese with its aromas of dried Granny Smith apple, fusel and Scotch Magic Tape. There’s terrific acidity to balance the residual sugar of 2.5% and rich mouth feel, allowing for lime, jasmine and more toast. It’s rather reminiscent of the Old World, nicely made and worth seeking for Riesling geeks.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 330 cases

Alcohol: 10.8%

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Articles credited to Great Northwest Wine are authored by Eric Degerman and other contributors. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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