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Sawtooth Riesling Late Harvest Snake River Valley Idaho 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A bit earthy and compressed on the nose, with early hints of quince followed by lime pith and almost blueberry aromas. This is sweet, yet fairly light weight, with enough acidity to keep things in balance but not enough to keep the sweet/tart thing going. Like the nose, the palate reminds me a bit of blueberries, with sweet Asian pear and honeyed lime notes gaining prominence on the mid-palate. There's a slight brown sugar note as well, which pops on the finish before being washed over by some nice sweet/tart apple flavors that show good persistence. A fun wine, fruity and easy to drink, if dessert-level sweetness for me. 86pts

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Region: USA » Idaho » Snake River Valley

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Winery: Sawtooth Winery
Color: White
Varietal: Riesling
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Sawtooth Winery:
Sawtooth Winery produces several Vinifera wine varietals, including 100% barrel fermented Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Syrah, Viognier, Roussanne-wines that are continually recognized for their high quality and exceptional taste. Bill Murray carefully guides each variety of fruit to bring out the intricate characteristics of the wines. Most of the wines are fermented and ... Read more
Sawtooth Winery produces several Vinifera wine varietals, including 100% barrel fermented Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Syrah, Viognier, Roussanne-wines that are continually recognized for their high quality and exceptional taste. Bill Murray carefully guides each variety of fruit to bring out the intricate characteristics of the wines. Most of the wines are fermented and aged in small French oak until it is time for blending. Sawtooth Winery believes there is no compromising the winemaking process and will take every measure to ensure every bottle is of the highest quality.The wines' distinct labels that depict a beautiful scene of the Sawtooth Mountains represent the grandeur of Idaho's natural wonders. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Sawtooth Riesling Late Harvest Snake River Valley Idaho

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
3.00 5
03/12/2013

A bit earthy and compressed on the nose, with early hints of quince followed by lime pith and almost blueberry aromas. This is sweet, yet fairly light weight, with enough acidity to keep things in balance but not enough to keep the sweet/tart thing going. Like the nose, the palate reminds me a bit of blueberries, with sweet Asian pear and honeyed lime notes gaining prominence on the mid-palate. There's a slight brown sugar note as well, which pops on the finish before being washed over by some nice sweet/tart apple flavors that show good persistence. A fun wine, fruity and easy to drink, if dessert-level sweetness for me. 86pts


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Snooth User: Andre Burrell
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5.00 5
05/20/2013

This was a welcome surprise -- it almost didn't seem fair to call it "wine" as you wouldn't really expect it to taste so sweet. Without going too heavy on specifics, I'd say it's definitely something you would want a newcomer of wine to taste. It may not impress the "experts" but it's a great tasting wine nonetheless. Would definitely recommend it to those on the fence with wine. And a bonus: It's really cheap!

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