2010 Naches Heights Riesling – Review

By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: http://nhvines.com/

Naches Heights Vineyard is a winery that’s run by Phil Cline – a Yakima area resident who’s passion and personality for wine come through in each bottle. This affordably-priced riesling represents a good quality of wine for the money.

Technical Data: 

  • Harvest Date October 28th. 2010
  • Brix’s  21.6
  • TA  10.4
  • PH  3.01
  • R.S.  .04
  • Price: $13.99

Nose: Nice aromas of stone fruits – pear, white peach and a hint of green apple. I also get notes of slate, white pepper and hibiscus.

Taste: This is a very well-made Washington riesling. It has a very harmonious balance of fruit, minerality and acid which lead into a finish that is crisp, dry and hangs around for awhile.

W.E.P. Rating: 90%