Riesling Wallula Vineyard

Columbia Valley's Horse Heaven Hills

Map of the Wallula Vineyard Sitting atop 1,000 foot cliffs that soar above the Columbia River, Wallula Vineyard is a stunning location and boasts soils ideal for growing world-class Riesling. To further enhance Wallula Vineyard's near perfect growing conditions and to ensure the highest quality Riesling, we have committed to a few key viticultural improvements, including: high density planting (nearly two times the density of the average Washington vineyard), an extensive collapsible modified lyra trellis system (creating shade and a micro-climate that helps to keep the grapes cool and protected from the sun) and a buried drip irrigation (encouraging the vines' roots to penetrate deep into the earth and benefit from full soil profile exploration).

With the Riesling grapes from Wallula Vineyard, we've crafted a beautifully structured and crisp wine with bright acidity and perfect balance. The resulting wine shows some apricot and pineapple. It is very fresh and lively, tasting dry. The wine has great acidity with some apple fruit and nutmeg notes (probably from the lees contact fraction). This wine was fermented with its native yeasts.

The alcohol is 13%, acid is 1.0%, pH is 3.09 and Residual Sugar is .74%.

Food Pairing

This is a great wine for clean, local, fresh food like grilled seafood or spring salads.

Reviews

2007 Vintage

90 Points! From the biodynamic Wallula Vineyard comes this dry, leesy, chewy Riesling, packed with lime and citrus flavors. The fruit was hand-picked and biodynamically grown, though not biodynamically vinified (there is a biodynamic version from the same vineyard). Tart and juicy, the wine brings a mouthful of peach and stone fruits, with marvelous minerality and texture. — P.G. (12/1/2008) — Wine Enthusiast December 1, 2008

89 Points! Bright and tight, with juicy apple and floral aromas and flavors that linger effusively on the finely focused finish. Comes off as dry. Drink now through 2012. 3,989 cases made. —HS Wine Spectator February 28, 2009

Other Vintages

88 Points! Pale, green-tinged color. Subtle aromas of soft citrus fruits, pineapple and nutmeg, plus a lightly fusel quality. Supple and subtly sweet (nine grams per liter of r.s.), with hints of stone fruits, lemon, nutmeg, clove and smoke. Finishes with good length and drying minerality. — International Wine Cellar November 2008

90 Points! From the biodynamic Wallula Vineyard comes this dry, leesy, chewy Riesling, packed with lime and citrus flavors. The fruit was hand-picked and biodynamically grownâ~@¦Tart and juicy, the wine brings a mouthful of peach and stone fruits, with marvelous minerality and texture. — Wine Enthusiast

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