x Horse Heaven Hills Riesling 2010
Riesling from Washington
Pale straw color with golden hues. Aromas of banana, pineapple, guava, lemon and minerality, with floral notes. Flavors include banana, pear, apple, lime, lemon zest, tangerine and touches of minerality. The mouthfeel is dry and crisp, with some weight and well-balanced, lingering acidity.
Wine Enthusiast - "Done in a dry style, this fine effort is sourced from the Wallula Benches vineyard. It’s good juice, with a delicious mix of stone fruits, citrus zest and a hint of sweet honey. "
North by Northwest, represents wines made from inland grape growing appellations of the Columbia River Basin of Oregon and Washington. The NxNW winemakers have developed strong, creative relationships with growers and fellow winemakers in the Columbia River Appellation and throughout the northwest viticultural region - leading to this innovative project. NxNW is as unique lens for capturing the essence of terroir, the character of the people, and the quality of the wines from this great new emerging winegrowing region. View all x Wines
About Other WashingtonView a map of Other Washington wineries
A few other appellations in Washington include:
Puget Sound, which grows some lesser-known grapes like Muller-Thurgau and Madeleine Angevine, is less known for quality wines and better liked for being a tourist attraction.
Red Mountainsub-appellation runs along the eastern part of Yakima Valley. It's best for red varietals and is constantly growing in quality and popularity.
About OregonOregon has long been an agricultural state, producing everything from hazelnuts to cattle. The Willamette Valley in particular is a fertile basin for all sorts of produce. Not quite pegged as a wine state, in 1965, a UC Davis graduate named David Lett decided that the Willamette's climate mirrored that of Burgundy in France. With that in mind, he decided to plant some Pinot Noir clones to see how they did. And a good gamble it was. The Willamette is now one of the only regions in the world to focus solely on Pinot Noir as its red variety. Also known for Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. The southern part of Oregon has been slower in delving into the world wine market, but has been making excellent strides with their Rhone style varietals, like Syrah and Grenache. There are also coastal regions producing promising wines.
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4 ratings, 4 with reviewsMonique Henderson - Oakland, CA43/15/2012
This is a great wine , Light & Crisp , Lemon flavor !!La-La - Alameda, CA43/15/2012Love the Riesling! Great price and def 90+...aromas of pear and lemonButtaflygurl - San Francisco, CA43/15/2012
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Pretty good! I tend to not like the more citrus-y wines. This goes down smooth, not too tart. I think perfect for fish & seafood! Yum!nikkileth - Oakland, CA43/15/2012Definitely strong lemon flavor, aromas of pear, easy to drink and definitely a 90 pointer! Great price point!
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
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.
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