Pacific Rim 2008 Organic Riesling Columbia Valley
Full Disclosure: This wine was provided as a free sample from the producer.
In the glass, the Pacific Rim 2008 Organic Riesling Columbia Valley (10.5%) was a clear, golden straw color offering a signature hint of petrol followed by floral honeysuckle and citrus fruit notes.
This off-dry Washington riesling delivered the right amount of acidity to balance the 3.8% residual sugar, with a full, if not slightly viscous, mouth feel.
We paired this delicious riesling with a variety of meals over the course of several days. It showed best with a spicy chicken stir fry and yakisoba noodle dish.
I am smitten with this wine, not only for how it tastes, but also for how it was made:
99.2% of all components for our Riesling are organic. We even use native — not commercial — yeast to best present the natural character of our vineyard. We use no pesticides and every element within our sustainably-farmed vineyard is native to the vineyard.
At $14, this is terrific Washington riesling, one that stands out for its quality and naturalness. I intend to stock up on more of this wine to enjoy in the weeks ahead.