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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Pacific Rim Solstice Vineyard Riesling 2007
Pacific Rim Solstice Vineyard Riesling 2007
(search item no. 99555)
boutique wine
screw cap wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $19.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is a small crop from old vines planted in 1972 . hand picked and fermented with its native yeasts. The grapes are more exposed at Solstice making the wine rich in phenolics.

The wine shows notes of peach and kiwi with a very subtle and delicate nose. This is a solid wine with broad shoulders on the palate and some pear and lemon flavors. The masculinity of this wine comes from a high phenolic content combined with a 13.5% ethanol and a 1.14% Residual Sugar. For all this, the wine is not sweet and shows perfect balance. The wine is truly cellar worthy and will age for a very long time (10 plus years).

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About Pacific Rim:

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.