Sunday, March 8, 2009

Willamette Valley Vineyards Riesling 2007

Willamette Valley Vineyards Riesling 2007
Origin: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Blend: Riesling (100%)
Alcohol Content: 10.0%
Bottle Closure: Natural Cork
Purchase Date: January 2009
Purchase Price: $9.99

Our review and rating: Pale gold in color, this wine has aromas of honey and fresh pear with floral notes. The palate is of medium body and has a sweet, but not cloyingly so, taste that is nicely balanced with a mild acidity. The finish is relatively brief, a tad overly sweet, but otherwise unremarkable. Our score: Although probably best served with an appetizer platter, we'd also suggest pairing it with Asia/Pacific cuisines. We rather liked it, and rate it Above Average.

Taste profile from the winemaker: "A semi-sweet medium bodied Germanic-styled wine. Vibrant aromas of peach, pear, citrus and honeysuckle flowers. The explosive mouth-filling flavors mirror the aromas with star fruit and steely apple malic acidity, giving a sweet-tart balance. Clean and refreshing with a crisp mouth-watering finish."

Winery website: Willamette Valley Vineyards.

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