I have somewhat limited experience with domestic Riesling, but this is so crushable.
Appearance: Pale gold with a very slight greenish tinge, light to medium body, translucent
Nose: Lemon rind, pineapple, petrol-plastic (in the best way)
Taste: pineapple without the biting acidity or sweetness, some green melon, light petrol, Granny Smith green apple
Would say a pleasant surprise but Marcus Goodfellow just kills it more often than not. We paired this with Thai chili crab cakes and a green apple slaw with chili lime cashews and fish sauce based marinade. Perfection. Need some more of this in my life. — 7 years ago
Slightly reduced at first. Bright crunchy fruit and wild brambliness finish. Linear, focused, dope. — 7 years ago
Rich big white with bright acidity. Showing its age. Could it have a little botrytis? — 8 years ago
I think this is my first Oregon Chardonnay, and it definitely makes me want to seek out some more because this is very nice. Showing some development; I'd drink now if you've got one because I think from this point on it's going to start getting tired rather than much better but this was very pleasing nonetheless. Stylistically, this one is drinking somewhere between the leaner styles of oaked California stuff and Côte de Beaune white Burgs. Pours gold of moderate concentration of color. Nose has moderate concentration of aroma, and consists of salted lemon, chalky, crushed oyster shell minerality, baked yellow apple, hard aged cheese rind, baking spices, white chocolate, and a touch of hazelnut and savory truffled character. Palate is more focused and linear than the nose might suggest with more emphasis on the citrus and saline mineral characteristics. Nice complexity. Brisk high acidity, body is medium/borderline medium (-); the only issue i have with this wine is that I wish it had a bit more weight and concentration in the mouth. Really enjoyable stuff. Very alive, aromas keep shifting as the wine gets more exposure to air and warms up. After a while the nose developed a kind of cinnamon buttered toast character that was super nostalgic for me, reminded me of childhood. — 7 years ago