In the history of our judging, there have been 10 vineyard-designated wines from Elephant Mountain to win Platinum. The acclaimed planting by Joe Hattrup is not known for Riesling, but the Roberts family chooses it for this bottling of bubbles. And it’s a knockout. There’s a sense of freshly baked bread and stone fruitiness of peach and apricot to spoon across the top. Lovely mousse fills the mouth, and that sweet stone fruit is enjoyably checked by a blend of lemon and lime juice in the finish. It’s an ideal bottle to open on Saturday morning to pair with a cheesy egg dish and a slice of toast. Award: Savor NW (double gold).
Rating: Platinum, 93 points
Production: 120 cases