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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.

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