From the oldest (28 years) Riesling planting in the Columbia Gorge, this dense, dry, 12.2% alcohol wine has marvelous grip and body. Bright fruit mixes apples, pears, white peaches and citrus, the flavors beautifully melded. The acidity brightens but does not turn sour, and the depth is remarkable for a dry wine harvested at such low brix. The more it breathes, the better it gets.
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.