2010 Pacific Rim Columbia Valley Riesling
*Good Value* Minerally, lightly appley and showing hints of ripe peaches in its aromas as it opens with airing, this moderately sweet, balanced offering is light on its feet, fresh and alive with a lovely Riesling texture and a long, fruity, stony aftertaste. It will deliver plenty of pleasure as a stand-alone aperitif, but this one would also make a delicious mate to twice-cooked pork at the local take-away or to teriyaki chicken. Pacific Rim is now the Riesling value leader.
Right on the borderline between dry and sweet, this richly fruity Riesling is packed with flavors of peach, apricot, pear, a hint of mint, and a streak of wet stone. There is a lot going on for such an inexpensive wine. #1 Best Buy on Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Best Buys of 2011!
One of the San Francisco Chronicle's Top 100 Wines of 2011: "Under the eye of winemaker Nicolas Quillé , this Randall Grahm-founded label is proving the potential of Washington Riesling. Don't let the faux-exotic package and price deceive you; this blend from top Columbia Valley sites puts Pacific Rim fully back in the groove. Full of wet river stone, deep nectarine and green apple, it shows the magnitude of both fruit and acid that most Rieslings at this price lack."