This is fruit sourced from a 1972 planting—single-vineyard, old-vine Riesling at an amazing price. Done in a big, round, fruity, off-dry style, it's loaded with sweet pineapple, Meyer lemon and honey peach flavors. The fruit concentration is spectacular, and yet the wine retains enough acidity to feel balanced against the 3.5% residual sugar. Serve with hot and spicy Asian fare, or with a peach cobbler for dessert.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.