Snoqualmie Vineyards 2016 Winemaker’s Select Riesling, Columbia Valley, $8

By on October 21, 2018

Best Buy! The history of this brand dates to 1983, and of the five remaining bottlings, which include its ECO tier, two are dedicated to Riesling. Joy Andersen, one of the Washington wine industry’s pioneers, creates her Winemaker’s Select Riesling in a delightful off-dry style that’s hugely tropical as jasmine and lavender notes blend with melon, apple and ripe pear. There’s a touch of sweetness on the entry, but it comes with plenty of crisp acidity. A pinch of baking spice makes for a long finish.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 30,000 cases

Alcohol: 11%

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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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