2016 Columbia Valley Riesling
A delicious, top-shelf representation of what Washington state Riesling has to offer.
The enormous nose leaps out the glass, with notes of orange sherbet and honeydew melon. Entry on the palate is plush with citrus and round melon, perfectly balanced and just begging for an Asian food pairing or anything with spice. Classic, delicious Columbia Valley Riesling.
Style: Light, Fruity
Easily the best Riesling we’ve ever released from Washington. Sourced from the top program of a high-end Columbia Valley winery and crafted by a winemaking staff with a wildly impressive international resumé, this is a lush, off-dry style Riesling. The 2016 vintage in WA was superb, featuring a warm growing season with some of the earliest bud breaks on record, followed by cool summer temperatures that preserved freshness and elegance. An exceptionally large crop in 2016 has provided the kind of supply and demand opportunities that we love, and after sampling an array of terrific offerings, this is my pick of the litter.