Sweet and succulent, this is light in texture, offering a juicy mouthful of minty pear and floral flavors that linger on the open finish.
—Wine Spectator, June 2010
89 Points. BEST BUY! A low-alcohol, high-acid, moderately sweet Riesling with far more complexity and elegance than you usually find at this price level. The fruit tastes of orange candy and tangerine, boosted with a little hint of honey.
— Wine Enthusiast, October 2009 (Paul Gregutt)
89 Points. Pleasant, definitely sweet, but carried by ripe fruit and moderate acids. ine streaks of honey enliven the midpalate and continue on through the clean and sappy finish. Just a hint of diesel suggests some flavors yet to emerge. This is very solid, well-crafted effort. Best Buy — Wine Enthusiast, June 2009
89 points! Full straw-yellow. Subtle hints of stone fruits and spices on the nose. Thick and rather sweet, but with lovely acid grip framing the juicy peach and ginger flavors. An enticing fruit bomb with a chewy, layered texture
— International Wine Cellar November 2008
Randall Grahm's workhorse wine sees no oak or malolactic fermentation. Sweet pineapple, ripe stone fruit, 7 percent residual sugar and only 9 percent alcohol make this affordable bottling a great partner with salty or spicy food.
— San Francisco Chronicle, November 2008
88 Points! BEST VALUE. Definitely sweet, but balanced with enough acidity to make it feel refreshing... offering pineapple, mango and a touch of honey as the finish lingers.
— Wine Spectator, April 2008
Though the label states "Sweet Riesling," it isn't overly so. The color is a pale watery yellow. The aroma is muted, with a little green fruit and herbal quality. The taste is bright and expressive, and at 8.5 percent alcohol with a touch of sweetness, it'll take down any amount of ketchup.
— The Arizona Republic, January 2008
The bold flavor of Mexican mole can be a wine-pairing challenge. The heat of chile peppers often makes red wines taste bitter or alcoholic. So try a slightly sweet white wine like Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling. With just 8.5% alcohol, intense tropical fruit and lime flavors, and generous sweetness, this thirst-quenching sipper cools the heat while curring rich sauce with good acidity.
Cooking Light, December 2007
Balance is what Riesling is all about, and although this wine has a high (7 percent) residual sugar, it also has enough acidity to keep it from being flabby. Its bright peach and pineapple and other tropical flavors are a great match with spicy Thai or other Asian foods.
Seattle Magazine, November 2007
Sweet, yes, but in a balanced way; this is a wine for dinner, not dessert. Clean nose of stones, tangerines and candied plum; mouth-filling palate with tangerine and candied lemon on the finish. Ideal with sweet Asian dishes. Refreshingly, just 8.5 percent alcohol by volume.
The Oregonian, September 2007