This excellent Riesling proves that the 2006 Stone's Throw Vineyard was no fluke. Heather Neff is a winemaker who understands the grape, and seems to be out in front exploring the possibilities for Riesling in Washington's emerging Lake Chelan wine region. Fragrant with honeycomb, beeswax and a mix of citrus blossoms, this lively wine is rich without being tiring, off-dry but not sweet or sugary, and delicately balanced through an extended finish.
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.