Snoqualmie Naked Riesling 2008

Riesling from Columbia Valley, Washington

Price: $13.49
Item No. 102651
  • WE90
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: 12.0%

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

Snoqualmie's Naked wines are produced from 100% organically grown grapes from USDA certified organic vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills American Viticultural Area. Referred to as the "O" zone, these vineyard sites enjoy a green cover of beneficial native grasses and cereal grains, which helps reduce soil erosion and provides habitat to attract beneficial insects. Grapes sourced from these special vineyards create juicy, fruity white wines and red with bright, balanced finishes.

Organically farmed and produced, this Riesling offers bright aromas of spicy pear and apple, with a hint of mineral carried through on the palate. The off-dry finish is clean and soft and the pure elegance of the varietal is fully captured in this bottling. A perfect aperitif or wine pairing with assorted cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

"A succulent, off-dry Riesling from organically grown grapes, Snoqualmie's Naked bottling opens with floral top notes, fills out the palate with crisp apple and peach fruit, then turns almost tropical, with a lingering finish loaded with honey and papaya. Best Buy."
90 Points

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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
I liked this one, too. Not too dry, very flavorful!
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dedalus2222 - Philadelphia, PA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/29/2010)
great flavor. attacks on the sweet side then becomes something better.
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Snoqualmie Vineyards embodies the spirit of the Northwest in personality and in its approach to winemaking. Snoqualmie's honest, yet eclectic style is largely a reflection of winemaker Joy Andersen, at the helm since 1990. Under Joy's leadership, Snoqualmie"s reputation for crafting approachable, food-friendly wines has been recognized across the country by critics and consumers...

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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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