Sawtooth Winery 2018 Classic Fly Series Dry Riesling, Snake River Valley, $18

By on April 24, 2020
sawtooth classic fly series dry riesling 2018 bottle - Sawtooth Winery 2018 Classic Fly Series Dry Riesling, Snake River Valley, $18

Idaho excels with many varieties and styles of wine, and Riesling has been the constant. When she took over at Ste. Chapelle in 2016, Meredith Smith became the state’s leading producer of Riesling, and she still shows the flair with it now that she’s in charge of both Ste. Chapelle and Sawtooth. Skyline Vineyard, the breadbasket for many Gem State producers, is the birthplace of this dry style. Lovely peach, pear and tangerine aromas include a scrape of chalk and light honey. As for the flavors, think of a fruit salad minus the sweetness, led by Asian pear and tangerine with nice tension from lime zest. This earned a gold medal at the 2019 Idaho Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 150 cases

Alcohol: 12.8%

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