Archive for November, 2011

Seasons Rieslings – The Northwest Wine Anthem

November 30, 2011

This being the Northwest Wine Anthem, we’re taking the Northwestern angle thanks to our good friends at Pacific Rim. Not familiar with them? Pacific Rim is serious about Riesling. How serious? They’re making eleven Rieslings. Eleven. Two sparkling Rieslings and one ice wine. They make Rieslings in different styles, with different sweetness levels and four [...]

This being the Northwest Wine Anthem, we’re taking the Northwestern angle thanks to our good friends at Pacific Rim. Not familiar with them? Pacific Rim is serious about Riesling. How serious? They’re making eleven Rieslings. Eleven. Two sparkling Rieslings and one ice wine. They make Rieslings in different styles, with different sweetness levels and four single vineyard Rieslings. The Pacific Rim project started out as a release in 1992 from Bonny Doon’s Randall Graham. The idea caught fire and in 2006 a bunch of the ne’er-Doon-wells moved from California to Eastern Washington to focus almost entirely upon Riesling, a Riesling they could believe in. As it turns out, there are several Rieslings they believe in, representing 90% of their production.

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10 Wines For Thanksgiving — No Pinot Or Chardonnay Allowed – Huffington Post

November 18, 2011

2010 Pacific Rim Vin de Glaciere ($14 for 375 ml). This is a sweet end to a fabulous meal. For Pacific Rim’s dessert wine, Riesling grapes were frozen after picking, then pressed while still frozen. Like a Sauternes, the frozen Riesling delivers a slightly sweet floral and honeyed wine. It’s dessert in [...]

2010 Pacific Rim Vin de Glaciere ($14 for 375 ml). This is a sweet end to a fabulous meal. For Pacific Rim’s dessert wine, Riesling grapes were frozen after picking, then pressed while still frozen. Like a Sauternes, the frozen Riesling delivers a slightly sweet floral and honeyed wine. It’s dessert in a glass. A little of this concentrated nectar goes a long way.

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Three wine strategies for Thanksgiving dinner – sfgate.com

November 13, 2011

Riesling is a classic Thanksgiving pick, and while it’s getting harder to find good, inexpensive ones, the 2010 Pacific Rim Columbia Valley Riesling ($10, 10.5%), from the Randall Grahm-founded project in Washington state is better than ever, thanks to winemaker Nicolas QuillĂ©. (This one is slightly sweet with green apple and a river-stone minerality. Get [...]

Riesling is a classic Thanksgiving pick, and while it’s getting harder to find good, inexpensive ones, the 2010 Pacific Rim Columbia Valley Riesling ($10, 10.5%), from the Randall Grahm-founded project in Washington state is better than ever, thanks to winemaker Nicolas QuillĂ©. (This one is slightly sweet with green apple and a river-stone minerality. Get the dry version if you prefer.)

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Best Thanksgiving Wines – Eat Drink Better

November 10, 2011

Riesling Pacific Rim 2010 Riesling – A 90 Points best buy from Wine Enthusiast (August 2010) this Riesling is on the borderline between dry and sweet, this richly fruity Riesling is packed with flavors of peach, apricot, pear, a hint of mint, and a streak of wet stone.
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Riesling Pacific Rim 2010 Riesling – A 90 Points best buy from Wine Enthusiast (August 2010) this Riesling is on the borderline between dry and sweet, this richly fruity Riesling is packed with flavors of peach, apricot, pear, a hint of mint, and a streak of wet stone.

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