Pacific Rim Riesling 2009

Riesling from Columbia Valley, Washington

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Item No. 105011
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • WE92
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 11.7%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Because of the popularity and demand of our Dry Riesling and Sweet Riesling, we thought it made perfect sense to craft a Riesling in a taste profile that was directly between our other popular Rieslings. Combine the facts that this slightly sweet flavor profile represents over one million cases sold in the market and that our new Riesling is line-priced with our Dry Riesling and Sweet Riesling, it's a homerun proposition.

As wine lovers crave alternatives to heavy and oaky white wines, Riesling is experiencing a true revival (like a phoenix rising from the ashes—the inspiration for our label artwork). Portraying bright crispness, subtle sweetness and aromas of jasmine, pear and apple, the 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).


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Critical Acclaim

"A classic Washington tasting-room Riesling--only better. Opulent and fruity, with apricots, star anise, mint, a very nice spicy streak that lifts it up, and adds a lot of complexity. Smooth and supple, it coats the palate, captures some floral highlights, even a bit of marshmallow."
92 Points

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Jim56 - Saint Paul, MN (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(8/2/2011)
Style: Light & Crisp
This wine was very lightly flavored with a slightly tangy aftertaste. I served it with paella and was hoping for more flavor and aroma than it could give me. I enjoyed it, but wouldn’t have given it the 92 rating that it received.-- Don’t think me too critical because you will love it if you like a lightly flavored drink. And I have certainly drunk far worse Rieslings in my life. So, three stars for the average taste plus one extra star for the excellent price.
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Rating:
(1/19/2011)
Fruity, sweet, crisp and refreshing. It's my new standby for Rieslings. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed with this choice if they like Rieslings.
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Rating:
(7/28/2011)
Delicious riesling and a great value.
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(11/10/2010)
Meh...This wine was ok. Still had decent flavor, but not quite up to the bar set by the Eroica. For the money, not terrible.
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Rating:
(1/27/2011)
It's sweet and ... it's fruity and ... that's about it. A real light-weight Riesling you quickly forget with your last sip.
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(10/20/2011)
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Learn 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...

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Learn 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...

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Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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