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Willamette Valley Vineyards Riesling Oregon Willamette Valley Klaffke Forrest 2009

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89 Points - Wine SpectatorSoft and appealing brimming with peach and floral character nestling easily into the long off-dry finish. Drink now through 2013.Winemaker's notes:The stylistic visi

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Willamette Valley Vineyards:
Founded in 1983 by Oregon native, Jim Bernau, with the dream of creating world-class Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Vineyards has grown from a bold idea into one of the region’s leading wineries, earning the title “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers,” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Willamette Valley Vineyards approach is to grow, by hand, the highest quality fruit to produce wines of di... Read more
Founded in 1983 by Oregon native, Jim Bernau, with the dream of creating world-class Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Vineyards has grown from a bold idea into one of the region’s leading wineries, earning the title “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers,” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Willamette Valley Vineyards approach is to grow, by hand, the highest quality fruit to produce wines of distinction, that are truly expressive of the varietal and the place where they are grown. All the vineyards, the Estate Vineyard, Tualatin Estate, and Elton vineyard, have been certified sustainable through LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) and Salmon Safe programs since 1997. In 2007, Willamette Valley Vineyards became the first winery in the world to use sustainable cork stoppers certified by the Rainforest Alliance and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards. In 2010, Willamette Valley Vineyards released their first Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine (OCSW). Willamette Valley Vineyards commitment to sustainable practices in the vineyard and winery is based on the convictions that as stewards of the land they have an obligation to walk as softly as possible, and that winegrapes grown naturally in healthy soils produce superior quality wines. Willamette Valley Vineyards also produces wines under the Griffin Creek and Tualatin Estate labels. Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Willamette Valley Vineyards Riesling Oregon Willamette Valley Klaffke Forrest

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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0.00 5
07/16/2012

Rather leafy on the nose with hints of dried herb leaves accenting the core of bitter melon and dried lime pith fruit. This is fairly sweet with a tense line of acidity helping to add a bit of lift on the palate. The flavors of peach and sweet baked apple appear on the palate with gentle lemon highlights from the acidity. The sweet, fruity character drives right through the fairly long finish where the acidity cruises out over the sugar to take control of the situation and leave the finish with a decisive citrus edge over hints of sweet peach and even a flash of cherry. This is a bit too sweet for my palate but is really quite lovely. 87pts


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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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03/20/2010

Nose of lemon zest and honeysuckle. Practically clear as water in the glass. Nice lemon and grapefruit flavors make this a refreshing and lovely delicate riesling. - Tasted at Marché Bacchus 3/20/10


External Reviews for Willamette Valley Vineyards Riesling Oregon Willamette Valley Klaffke Forrest

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Pale yellow. Fresh pear, green apple and lemon gelato on the nose, with dusty minerality emerging with aeration. Pliant orchard fruit flavors offer straightforward appeal, with good depth and gentle finishing lift. Has the sweetness to work with spicy foods but there's also good vivacity and precision.


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
01/06/2011

89 Points - Wine Spectator"Soft and appealing, brimming with peach and floral character, nestling easily into the long, off-dry finish. Drink now through 2013."Winemaker's notes:The stylistic vision of this wine is that of the Germanic Rieslings. Crisp, with good acidity, a hint of sweetness and ability to age. The grapes were lightly whole cluster pressed. The must was cold settled and clean juice was racked to another stainless steel tank for fermentation. It was inoculated with two specially selected yeast strains, which promotes high fruit tones along with fruit cocktail aromatics. Fermentation lasted approximately eight weeks at 55 degrees F. The wine was racked shortly after fermentation to preserve fruitiness and bottled after fining.Great by itself, or try serving this wine with light, creamy pastas, chicken in brown mushroom sauce or seasonal fruit desserts like pineapple upside-down cake. Serve well chilled on the table and allow to warm in your glass for optimal enjoyment of aromas and flavor.


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

89 Points - Wine SpectatorSoft and appealing, brimming with peach and floral character, nestling easily into the long, off-dry finish. Drink now through 2013.Winemaker's notes:The stylistic visi


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

This winery offers very solid wines at consumer-friendly prices, and the Riesling is no exception. Full-flavored with melon, apple and pear fruit, it is sweet, clean and refreshing, and for the price, there is no better Riesling in Oregon.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Light and refreshing, offering a delicate style that hides its sweetness with lively acidity, playing its lemon and grapefruit flavors artfully. Drink now through 2013.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The scents are powerful, forward and mixed - the winery calls them "fruit cocktail aromatics." At 10% alcohol, it's borderline dessert-level sweet; the acids prop it up just enough to keep the fruit from turning fat. This might pass for a California Riesling; it's done in the same ripe, forward, slightly sugary style.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

This German-styled wine is semi-sweet and medium bodied. It has a refreshing blend of peach, citrus, pear and honeysuckle flavors. The finish is clean and crisp.


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