2009 Saint Laurent Riesling

Hailing from the greater Wenatchee Washington area, Saint Laurent winery makes a big deal of owning its own fruit which in this day and age can be a good thing. While it’s clearly not a guarantee of great wine it can help and it certainly hasn’t hurt the flavor of the 2009 Riesling.

Its winemaker, Craig, has a good pedigree and has worked with some of the better winemakers in Washington State, including the infamous Charlie Hoppes.

Technical Data:

  • Estate Vineyards Riesling, from Malaga Vineyards
  • R. S. 2.4%
  • Alcohol 11.7
  • Bottled March2010
  • Cases 400
  • Price: $12

Nose: Stone fruit – peaches, apples and a hint of pear that I pick up right off the bat. I’m also getting some nice minerality and a bit of ivory soap.

Taste: Apricots, green apples and bosch pears flood the initial attack with a nice group of back-up singers in the form of peach-skins, blue-stone and something tastes like Tide laundry detergent smells. Good crisp finish that brings out some good acidity and structure – would be an easy pairing with seafood ceviche, scallops or even some lightly-spiced thai-foods and sushi.

A solid effort for $12 and frankly one that should be a no-brainer, go-to everyday Riesling.

W.E.P. Rating: 110%

On the web: www.saintlaurent.net

  • http://www.saintlaurent.net sarah bagdon

    Duane

    Nice review on Saint Laurent Winery Riesling. Kudos to you. And it just so happens I prefer Tide to other Laundry detergents too. Ha ha. Looking forward to seeing you soon. I'm also enjoying the sun on this side of the mountains. Just saying.

    Sarah Bagdon
    Sales Director for Saint Laurent Estate Winery