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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling 2007
Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling 2007
(search item no. 94983)
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PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $12.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Washington grapes that Pacific Rim chooses for their Sweet Riesling are picked riper than the grapes for their Dry Riesling. They use a small amount of yeast to encourage the fermentation to stick – or keep it from becoming completely dry. They ferment at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks.

Like the Dry Riesling, this is another no oak, no malolactic wine. To stop the fermentation, Pacific Rim uses their centrifuge, which separates the yeast and the wine - this concludes the fermentation. They leave a good amount of carbon dioxide in the wine to create a lively feeling to the wine – although it's not spritzy.

The resulting wine is moderately sweet and refreshingly low in alcohol – less than 9% – with flavors of pineapple and peach.

Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling brings perfect balance to all fiery fare – especially Thai, Szechwan and Caribbean cuisine - or simply enjoy as an aperitif.

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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.