Pacific Rim Riesling 2010
Riesling from Columbia Valley, Washington
Portrays bright crispness, subtle sweetness and aromas of jasmine, pear and apple, this wine exemplifies the harmony of Riesling.
The sweetness plays wonderfully with fiery fare (from Thai to Mexican), while the natural acidity stands up to richer foods (from French to German).
Wine Enthusiast - "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."
Pacific Rim Winery
Riesling, simply, is the most versatile, complex and food-friendly of all the noble grapes. if you enjoy inspiring your palate, then Riesling is your ideal wine. No other varietal so purely expresses terroir. Washington's Columbia Valley - home of Pacific Rim - provies the ideal soils and climate for growing Riesling. Purity is at the core of Pacific Rim's winemaking philosophy. They exclusively use stainless steel tanks, allowing the true character of Riesling to speak for itself, they do not use malolactic fermentation and their wines are fermented only with native yeasts. Pacific Rim produces 10 different Rieslings from bone dry to sticky sweet, and Riesling represents 95% of all the wines they produce. Pacific Rim is an Organic and Biodynamic certified winery. View all Pacific Rim Wines
About Columbia Valley
Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which helps the vines survive the harsh winters.
Notable FactsMerlot is the most popular and most planted grape of the area, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Syrah and Riesling are also popular and continue to grow in acreage.
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Washington State is exploding onto the world’s wine scene. The second largest wine-producing region in the United States, the number of wineries has more than doubled in the past decade to more than 900 today. The great majority of the state’s 50,000+ acres of vineyards are grown on the east side of the Cascade mountains, where they enjoy 300+ days of sunshine a year, well-draining soils and a diurnal shift ideal for wine grapes.
Washington is not defined by a single grape variety, with nearly 70 varieties to explore. Out of these, the top five are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Syrah. Winemakers and grape growers are driven by a pioneering spirit, and aren’t afraid to experiment with new techniques in an ever-growing quest to make world-class wine. With a state-of-the-art research program, near-perfect growing conditions and the possibility for exponential growth – Washington State is proving itself to be a force to be reckoned with.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review3.53.6 out of 5 stars
16 ratings, 6 with reviewsAnonymous - W Hartford, CT15/15/201741/13/2013
Good value, light, almost like a sauvignon blanc410/10/2012
- Light & Crisp
Surprise! Crisp, Clean, slightly off-dry with a fruit-forward, medium finish. Not a perfect Riesling, but darn close! At this price point - a great value and very quaffable.maureen patterson - Cicero, NY27/12/201225/9/2012Not a fan.43/29/201221/26/2012
- Fruity & Smooth
Way too sweet... compares to a light Moscato.Aloha Tom - Kilauea, HI41/19/2012Dan Dillman - Export, PA512/28/2011Jitegemea - Wellsboro, PA512/18/2011KarenDFW - Napa, CA312/4/2011duyen - Paso Robles, CA311/23/2011mad dog 20/20 - New York, NY311/8/2011411/2/2011great wine - not too sweet, good wiht light dinnerPhillip Frix - Smithfield, VA411/1/2011
- Fruity & Smooth
Very nice all round Riesling. Not too dry but leaves your mouth wanting another taste. For the money a great buy.510/15/2011
- Fruity & Smooth
- Pair With
- Pork > Tenderloin