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Solstice Vineyard Riesling 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Nicely floral with hints of lemon verbena accenting the citrus fruit with everything bound together with a lovely, light honey aroma. Light and fresh on entry with a really waif like structure. This is lightweight and transparent with nuanced floral, heirloom apple and lightly honied flavors. Very easy to drink and while not soft is does dance across the palate. The finish shows very good intensity and fine persistence of flavor. This is neither particularly sweet, nor fruity and would show exceptionally well with food. 89pts

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Pacific Rim:
First released by Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard in 1992, Pacific Rim Dry Riesling quickly gained a loyal following among Riesling lovers. Known for its fresh and bright characteristics, the wine was a welcome alternative to over-oaked, one-dimensional white wines. As the American palate evolved in recent years toward wines with greater complexity and crisper acidity, the popularity of Pa... Read more
First released by Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyard in 1992, Pacific Rim Dry Riesling quickly gained a loyal following among Riesling lovers. Known for its fresh and bright characteristics, the wine was a welcome alternative to over-oaked, one-dimensional white wines. As the American palate evolved in recent years toward wines with greater complexity and crisper acidity, the popularity of Pacific Rim Dry Riesling grew. Demand and enthusiasm for Pacific Rim Dry Riesling continued to gain momentum — and the excitement around the wine inspired a radical idea... the creation a winery exclusively dedicated to Riesling. In August of 2006, a small band of Bonny Doon expats moved to the Northwest from California with a common desire to craft the best Riesling in America... thus, Pacific Rim became its own winery. At Pacific Rim, we are passionate about Riesling (in fact, nearly 90% of Pacific Rim's production is comprised of Riesling wines); we are passionate about crafting world-class Riesling; and we are passionate about extolling the wondrous virtues of Riesling. Explore our website and — if you haven't already had the pleasure — try our wines. If you're not presently a Riesling zealot, we're certain that you, too, will soon discover the marvels of our favorite variety...Riesling. Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Solstice Vineyard Riesling

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,283
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 10/19/2011

Nicely floral with hints of lemon verbena accenting the citrus fruit with everything bound together with a lovely, light honey aroma. Light and fresh on entry with a really waif like structure. This is lightweight and transparent with nuanced floral, heirloom apple and lightly honied flavors. Very easy to drink and while not soft is does dance across the palate. The finish shows very good intensity and fine persistence of flavor. This is neither particularly sweet, nor fruity and would show exceptionally well with food. 89pts


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Snooth User: machalou
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 07/31/2011

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External Reviews for Solstice Vineyard Riesling

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Vintage: 2009 07/06/2011

WE 93pts - Winemaker Notes - The wine shows notes of peach and kiwi with a very subtle and delicate nose. This is a solid wine with broad shoulders on the palate and some pear and lemon flavors. The masculinity of this wine comes from a high phenolic content combined with a 13.5% ethanol and a 1.14% Residual Sugar. For all this, the wine is not sweet and shows perfect balance. The wine is truly cellar worthy and will age for a very long time (10 plus years).


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Vintage: 2009 07/23/2011

A solid wine with broad shoulders on the palate and some pear and lemon flavors. The masculinity of this wine comes from a high phenolic content combined with a 13.5% ethanol and a 1.14% Residual Sugar. For all this, the wine is not sweet and shows perfect balance.



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