Alexana Winery 2017 Revana Vineyard Riesling, Dundee Hills $32

By on November 13, 2018

This marked the first vintage in which Oregon State grad Bryan Weil took over the head winemaking duties from renowned Lynn Penner-Ash. The Dundee Hills are famous for Pinot Noir, but Weil, whose résumé includes Constellation’s Columbia Valley giant Hogue Cellars, shows a deft touch with Riesling, too. His work with Alexana owner Dr. Madaiah Revana’s vineyard yields a barely off-dry version that sports a complex set of citrus flavors reminiscent of lemon, lime and Mandarin orange. That combination offers delicious acidity while allowing for some minerality in the background. This earned a gold medal at the 2018 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition, and it signals the second straight vintage for one of our panels awarding it our top rating.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 650 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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