Spokesman Review by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue
June 24, 2019
Riesling, the noble grape of Germany, might be the quintessential Pacific Northwest wine. Each of the four sections in this corner of the wine world – Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Idaho – have a long history of making riesling, producing delicious and distinctive styles.
The various soil types, influenced by glaciers, wind and/or volcanoes, play critical roles. Long growing seasons and cool nighttime temperatures allow for flavor development and the preservation of natural acidity.
As a result, riesling is crafted in a broad range of styles, from bone dry to sweet nectar, and the resulting wines pair deliciously well with Northwest cuisine, particularly seafood and Asian-influenced dishes.
In the Summer 2019 issue of Wine Press Northwest magazine, we blind tasted more than 60 examples of riesling. Here are five of the top wines, according to the judges. See the entire list of rieslings that received an “Outstanding!” rating at winepressnw.com, and ask your favorite wine merchant about these five – or contact the winery directly…Read the entire article featuring Chateau Ste Michelle, Goose Ridge Estate and Long Shadows on The Spokesman Review
Photo cred: Ste Michelle