Riesling Wallula Vineyard

Biodynamic Cuvée Columbia Valley's Horse Heaven Hills

Wallula Vineyard Location Adhering to the strictest Demeter Certified Biodynamic® farming and viticulture standards, this wine is a pure expression of Riesling. People often ask, "What do you do at the winery to make the winemaking Biodynamic?" Well that's easy, we do nothing.absolutely nothing. If we would list the ingredients on the label, they would read: Biodynamic grapes, Sulfites below 100ppm, yeast hulls and bentonite (used for protein stability). The resulting wine is a piece of art and the truest form of Riesling.

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.

The alcohol is 12.9%, acid is .63%, pH is 3.15 and Residual Sugar is 1.5%.

Food Pairing

Because of the final alcohol content (13.8%), we would recommend something with subtle richness, such as a chicken with a creamy sauce or a fish with a beurre blanc.

Reviews

2010 Vintage — no reviews yet. Check back soon.

2009 Vintage

92 Points! Editor's Choice This biodynamic farmed vineyard consistently delivers elegand and textural Rieslings. Complex aromas of citrus and apple fruit are entwined with suggestions of slate, chalk, iron and even a whiff of caramel. Long and lively. Wine Enthusiast 2010

2008 Vintage

91 Points! Snappy in structure, with a sappy edge to the lightly sweet, resiny pear and apple flavors. A distinctive wine, delivering spicy and floral overtones, with a finish that doesn't quit. Drink now through 2015. 780 cases made. — HS — Wine Spectator October 31, 2010

2007 Vintage

93 Points! 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. — Wine Enthusiast

90 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. 769 cases made. — HS — Wine Spectator

91 Points! Full-bodied, it leans into stone fruits and light tropical. Tasted a few weeks before its official release, it remained a little sugary, with its relatively high alcohol (and lower acidity) adding to the impression of sweetness. — P.G. — Wine Enthusiast

Other Vintages

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. —International Wine Cellar November 2008

Round, fruity aromas of pear, peach blossom and warm mineral segue to tart, nicely textured palate that is barely off-dry. Food-friendly acidity on the finish. — San Francisco Chronicle November 2008