March 4, 2016

Sparkling Riesling

Single Vineyard Sparkling Riesling for this price is unheard of!

Everyone likes a little bubbles!  This is a great wine to start or end your night on! Lush on the palate, this wine is semi-sweet which helps balance the acidity.

At nearly 1,000 feet of elevation and with crystalline views of Mount Adams, is Selenium Vineyard – located north of Washington State’s Yakima River.

Price: $19

Whats in our wine:

Varietal: Riesling

Sourced: Selenium vineyard in the Yakima valley

Aging: Sur lie and aged an additional 2 years in bottle

Alcohol: 12%

Total Acidity (TA): 0.75%

pH: 3.17

Residual Sugar: 7%

*** Best Sparkling & Gold Medal at the 2016 Walla Walla Wine Competition ***

*** Silver Medal at the 2016 Great Northwest Wine Invite only Competition ***

*** Panel Pick at the SIP Northwest Best of the West Competition ***

*** Bronze Medal at the 2016 Tri Cities Wine Festival ***

*** Bronze Medal at the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition***

*** Silver Medal at the 2017 SavorNW Wine Competition***

*** Bronze Medal at the 2017 Cascadia Wine Awards***

What the critics are saying:

By on August 3, 2016
 

drink-washington-sparkling-rieslingCertified sommelier Brad Binko grew up in upstate New York and lorded over wine lists in Charleston, S.C., before moving cross-country to make wine in Washington state. He’s already operating in the Walla Walla airport complex and winning gold medals for the wines he made while completing his degree in Walla Walla Community College’s vaunted winemaking program. The sparkling Riesling he bottled hails from Selenium Vineyard – a prized site at 1,200-feet elevation for Pacific Rim Winemakers – and offers bright aromas of apple, cardamom and clove. Its pleasant bubbles bring citrusy flavors of orange and lime with a touch of residual sugar (0.9%). This earned best sparkling wine at the 2016 Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition, a scholarship fundraiser for what is now Binko’s alma mater.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 88 cases

Alcohol: 12%

The review below is from Wild 4 Washington Wine

Welcome to Yakima Valley Semi-Sweet Sparkling Riesling

Color: Pale straw to yellow.
Nose: Toasted nose with minerality and pear skin.
Palate: Slightly sweet, honeyed, crisp on the tongue, focused to mid-palate, pear juice and yeast with lemon and a savory note on the finish. Wants spicy food.

Thoughts: Too sweet for me to enjoy by itself. Best with spicy food, I had a bottle of hot sauce on hand and it matched well with savory foods.

 

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