Oregon’s Next White
It’s time to take Riesling seriously, and playfully. In fact take it any way you want.
Stinky with sulfur on the nose but once that blows off theres a bit of an earthy and slightly nutty tone to the green plum and very floral aromas. a touch sweet on entry, the acid quickly takes control here adding snap and focus to the palate which shows off slightly honeyed and earthy flavors of peach pie and quince jelly which really becomes obvious on the moderately long and very mineral finish. A bit atypical and perhaps challenging for some but vibrant and very long indeed. 89pts
Sweet/tart on the nose with candied yet tart aromas of citrus framed with a woodsy almost vanilla note and some cherry candy elements. fairly dry in the mouth, this has plenty of body and comes off as feeling fairly powerful and rich while delivering a hint of apricot layered over deep mineral and slightly herbal flavors on the palate. Dusty and stoney with dried apple fruit and dried floral notes on the long, firm finish this is drinking awfully well today and deserves a pretty powerful dish to be paired with. Veal stuffed with a touch of apricot laced herbal stuffing and served with mushrooms in cream perhaps. 89pts
A touch low on the nose but with a classic array of floral, waxy green apple, citrus and slightly dusty aromas with just a teasing hint of cinnamon spice as well. Smaller scaled in the mouth but oh so well balanced with simple flavors that dance in the mouth. texturally this is so light and elegant with vibrant acids supporting apricot and lightly spiced apple and crab apple flavors. A touch of minerality emerges on the backend and lends some detail to the moderately long tart green apple finish. Not super complex and yet so damn drinkable, this is what i would want in my glass on a warm summer's eve. 88pts
Sweet and at first a little oddly toasty on the nose with a marmalade edge to the lime and green plum aromas that show a lightly spicy top note. A touch on the sweet side though with wonderful balancing acids, this is supple and friendly showing off simple but fresh flavors of lime, green apple and apricot on the palate then becoming a bit spicy and savory on the quartzy finish. The green plum marmalade note appears on the palate as well. easy drinking style with some complexity. 88pts