Pacific Rim Wallula Vineyard Biodynamic Riesling 2007

Riesling from Columbia Valley, Washington

Price: $32.00 $24.99
Save $7.01 (22%)
Item No. 99554
  • WE93
  • ST90
  • WS90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

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: 13.5%

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

Wallula is farmed according to the Biodynamic principles and is certified Biodynamic by Demeter USA. From its beginnings, Wallula vineyard was planted as a Biodynamic vineyard on virgin land without disturbing the native vegetation. Dan Nickolaus, the vineyard manager at Wallula, uses no pesticides and no herbicides and he is working to make this vineyard self sustainable. Dan uses all the Biodynamic preparations with an emphasis on horn manure, silica, stinging nettle and horsetail teas. Dan also makes his own compost and has a herd of sheep to control the weeds in the vineyard.

2007 was well suited for Biodynamic wines because the acidity in the grapes was high. The wine aromas are fairly ripe with some guava and grapefruit notes. The wine was aged on lees for a few months and displays wonderful yeastiness, jasmine on the palate and great minerality with a dry, bright finish.

Critical Acclaim

"This vineyard has been Demeter certified biodynamic, one of just a handful in Washington to achieve that recognition. It's all natural, ripe and full-flavored, with a wonderful, mouth-filling intensity. The flavors are a lovely mix of stone, yeast, flower and a jumble of citrus and apple fruits."
93 Points

"Vibrant, tangy and distinctive for the floral and grapefruit overtones that work their way through the pear and apple character at the core. Feels dry in the mouth and remains tangy with succeeding sips. Drink now through 2012."
90 Points

"Pale greenish-yellow. Vibrant aromas of citrus and stone fruits complicated by spices and lifted by a floral topnote. A step up in depth of lavor from the regular Wallula Vineyard offering, with notes of earth and petrol bringing another dimensions. This has a nicely three-dimensional texture, and the touch of sweetness is currently overshadowed by some unabsorbed CO2."
90 Points

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Abcd - Washington, DC (read all my reviews)

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(8/2/2013)
best wine purchased on the site. a super riesling.
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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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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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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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