Pacific Rim 2007 Biodynamic Riesling Wallula Vineyard
Full Disclosure: This wine was provided as a free sample from the producer.
This is a biodynamic Washington riesling that not only tastes good, but makes me feel good drinking it as a result of the approach taken in growing the grapes and making the wine.
The Pacific Rim 2007 Biodynamic Riesling Wallula Vineyard Columbia Valley (13%) was a light golden yellow in the glass with hints of petrol leading to floral notes of honeysuckle and lemon blossom all wrapped in a delightful mineral, wet stone component.
On the palate, this biodynamic riesling offered crisp acidity (.65% TA) against a backdrop of only .7% residual sugar. It had enticing mineral flavors with bright citrus fruit, all leading to this deliciously long finish. This is my kind of riesling!
We paired this Pacific Rim wine with roasted beef tenderloin, cooked medium rare and served on a bed of soft, creamy polenta with roasted cherry tomatoes, and sauteed mushrooms. A terrific meal that was made even better with this wine.
While there are less expensive Washington rieslings available, this is one that offers a strong QPR at $20. Unfortunately, the winery is sold out of the 2007, but hopefully there are some bottles available at local retailers. If not, then I'll look forward to picking up the 2008s when released.