Nine Hats Wines 2019 Riesling, Columbia Valley, $14

By on November 8, 2021

Best Buy! While it comes from the same house with roots in the Horse Heaven Hills and White Bluffs, it would be misnomer to view this bottling as declassified Poet’s Leap. Gilles Nicault and his team approach this Riesling project as a bit less dry, and it’s charming from the opening of tropical aromas, lovely dustiness and white peach. There’s jasmine, lavender and melon on the palate that’s delicous with a touch of sweetness (1.2% residual sugar) that’s tightened up by a twist of lemon peel. Suggested pairings include sushi, fried chicken and spicy Thai fare.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 1,408 cases

Alcohol 13.4%

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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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