Mostly old vine (mid-1970s) Riesling, this has 11.7% alcohol and about 1% residual sugar. This is a gorgeous bottle, with floral fragrances that pile on acacia, rose petals and citrus blossom, and then moves into a luscious midpalate loaded with apples, peaches and citrus. The wine is seamless and well defined, with a perfect mix of fruit-forward flavors and the cut and precision of an ageworthy, German-style Kabinett.
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.