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Barnard Griffin Riesling Columbia Valley 2009

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This beautifully crafted Riesling greets the palate with tiers of ripe fruit flavors ranging from tangerine to crisp apple. Hints of pear, flint and orange blossom add intrigue and nuance to this elegant wine.

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Barnard Griffin Winery:
Barnard Griffin is the premier family owned winery in Washington and an important part of every wine aficionado's tour of the state’s greatest wineries.  Rob Griffin has been making Washington State wine for 35 years. Barnard Griffin winery not only has a rich family wine making history, one that represents the true pioneering spirit of Washington State wines, but also tak... Read more
Barnard Griffin is the premier family owned winery in Washington and an important part of every wine aficionado's tour of the state’s greatest wineries.  Rob Griffin has been making Washington State wine for 35 years. Barnard Griffin winery not only has a rich family wine making history, one that represents the true pioneering spirit of Washington State wines, but also takes you into wonderful, new varietals. Shop and sip in the only winery in the world with a glass arts studio on the premises. Plus, discover extraordinary fused glass art in their gallery created by winery co-owner and glass artisan: Deborah Barnard.   Barnard Griffin’s Syrah won GOLD and their Rosé of Sangiovese was awarded BEST OF CLASS by the SF CHRONICLE’S 2012 Wine Competition, the largest American Wine Competition in the world. This means their Rosé has won GOLD or better in that competition for theSeventh (7X) year in a row.  WOW!   Barnard Griffin’s ‘09 Fumé Blanc was named as one of WINE ENTHUSIAST Magazine’s Top 100 Best Buys of 2011   Barnard Griffin’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded 94 points by WINE ENTHUSIAST Magazine.    Their Riesling was named one of the Top 100 Most Exciting Wines for 2009 by WINE SPECTATOR Magazine    Their Merlot won Best Merlot and Double Gold at the 2011 Washington Wine Competition.   And, their Cabernet Sauvignon won Best Red, Best Cabernet and Gold at the 2011 Washington Wine Competition.   Barnard Griffin Winery’s 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon won Gold and their 2009 Merlot won the award as the Best Merlot of the 2012 Monterey Wine Competition   Tasting Room Manager Kim Gravenslund and her staff welcome you to the Barnard Griffin tasting room and art gallery. The Tasting Room/Wine Bar is open daily on Sunday - Tuesday from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM and Wednesday through Saturday:  10 AM - 8 PM. In addition to tasting their award winning wines that have garnered international acclaim, stop by and see the beautiful fused glass art by winery co-owner & artist, Deborah Barnard. When you visit the Tasting Room, you can savor award winning Barnard Griffin Tulip Label wines and enjoy special pricing on certain selections. They also offer tastings of their limited production Reserve Wines. The Reserve Wines have limited distribution outside of the winery, so try these exceptional Reserves when you visit. Barnard Griffin is the premier family owned winery in Washington, and an essential stop on any tour of Washington's best. Check out their website for directions and to study up on their extraordinary collection of fine Washington State artisan wine: www.BarnardGriffin.com Barnard Griffin Winery, Tasting Room & Glass Art Gallery 878 Tulip Lane, Richland, WA 99352   509-627-0266. Info@BarnardGriffin.com Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/BarnardGriffin Barnard Griffin YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Barnard+Griffin&aq=f Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/BarnardGriffin Please Drink Responsibly. Get a Designated Driver! © 2012 Barnard Griffin™ Winery - 878 Tulip Lane, Richland, Washington 99352 Read less

External Reviews for Barnard Griffin Riesling Columbia Valley

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

Light, refreshing and off-dry, with pretty peach, pineapple and floral aromas and flavors, echoing enticingly. Nicely knit. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

In 2008, owner and winemaker Rob Griffin, who consistently makes a delicious and amazingly affordable Riesling, benefited from one of the coolest vintages Columbia Valley has seen in decades. Griffin sourced the majority of the grapes for this wine from the north-facing Caroway vineyard planted in Horse Heaven Hills. The grapes enjoyed a long hang time without over ripening, helping the wine retain crisp acidity and a distinctive floral note.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

The 2009 Riesling is light straw-colored with a pleasant nose of spring flowers, citrus, and baking spices. Dry and crisp on the palate with ample fruit, it is a good summer sipping wine at a very fair price.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Spice, apple, light peach and a gentle fruitiness characterize this Riesling. There are deeper notes as well, skin phenolics that add texture and earthiness. But fruit is front and center, with crisp acidity right behind it.



This beautifully crafted Riesling greets the palate with tiers of ripe fruit flavors ranging from tangerine to crisp apple. Hints of pear, flint and orange blossom add intrigue and nuance to this elegant wine.

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