2007 Pacific Rim Wallula Vineyard Riesling

Winery Link: www.rieslingrules.com
Winery Contact email: info@rieslingrules.com
MSRP: $20.00

There is perhaps no other winery I know of in the United States which are bigger zealots of Riesling – we’re talking about Pacific Rim here folks. Started-up a few years ago by the famous wine-mogul of Bonny Doon  Vineyard in Santa Cruz California, Pacific Rim snagged a winemaker dude from France named Nicolas Quille and have been producing quality wines ever since.

This single-vineyard designate Riesling is meant to showcase what the local region of that vineyard is capable of and presents a challenge to Nicolas and his team of finding the best way to preserve that in a bottle of wine.

Technical Data:

Alcohol is 13%
Acid is 0.74%
pH is 3.09
Residual Sugar is 1.0%.
Fermented in 100% stainless steel

Nose: Lemon drops for days, combined with cement dust, river-rock and wet modeling clay. Passion fruit and crisp green apple help round things out.

Taste: Floods of orange zest, fresh-squeezed lemon, kiwi fruit and gravel. Great tropical fruit finish that cuts thru the palate like tiny razor blades.

Overall Summary:
This is a really good bottle of dry riesling which should be highly sought-out by you and enjoyed. There’s a great deal of things to like about this wine- it’s well-balanced, has excellent acidity and a very pure essence of the fruit.

This would be an excellent wine for most any well-seasoned seafood dish, herb-chicken or even certain picnic foods. For $20, this wine brings a good amount of quality and when you consider the actual store-price could be a bit cheaper, it’s a good value.

W.E.P. Rating: %100

Foods I’d hit with this wine:
Shellfish
Lobster bake
Corn chowder
Certain asian foods that aren’t too spicy