Willamette Valley Riesling


Varnum Riesling 2017

Varnum Vintners, Roncali Vineyard, own-rooted Riesling planted in 1981. 25 cases made. Yellow white, brilliant clarity. Apple and pineapple notes in nose. Crisp, semi dry, green apple flavors, as promised on the label. Raspy astringency on finish but an apple juice-like mouthfeel to the fluid. After 60 minutes, astringency mellows and wood-spice flavor emerges. Naturally fermented in neutral oak barrels. Essence of the variety is here, gloriously. Interesting winemaking, largely unadorned but special. — 7 days ago

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Brooks Winery

Wascher Vineyard Riesling 2015

Second tasting. Same observations as previously, add barrel flavor with mineral finish. Good acidity, just crisp enough. 75 cases made — 23 days ago

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Corral Creek Vineyards Riesling 2014

Retasting this vintage. Pale yellow white, excellent clarity. Diesel and pine notes in nose. Label notes white floral, citrus, stone and Turkish delight (?) flavors; I’d add diesel, Riesling and creamy leesy flavors with moderate skin astringency. Nice acidity, dry to off-dry. Aging well but alas, my last bottle... 200 cases made — a month ago

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Sounds inviting!🥂

Dr. F. Weins-Prüm

Graacher Domprobst Auslese Riesling 2005

Lyle Fass

Superb nose. Caramel, brown butter, ripe apricots, pie crust, slate, citrus. Stunning aromas. Palate is dense with an icing on cake texture with terrific freshness and acidity. Opulent and energetic with lovely purity. Very complex. Really somewhat young on the palate but still divine. — 9 days ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

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Very pretty color
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It belies it’s age. @Pinotman /// Andreas


Old Vine Willamette Valley Riesling 2017

Pale yellow white, excellent clarity. Floral and honeysuckle notes in nose. Honey, wood and spice (mace and white pepper) flavors with a hint of pine. Mild skin astringency in finish. Slight creaminess in aftertaste. Semi dry. Slow and naturally fermented, 60 cases made. — 8 days ago

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Nice! 🥂
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First in a series of three vineyard designations of Rieslings from Willamette Valley AVA. Stay tuned for more

P. Licht-Bergweiler

Brauneberger Juffer Auslese Riesling 1994

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Pops Orchestra. Our Pops conductor Keith Lockhart is leading a live-to-picture performance of Star Wars: A New Hope, a showing of the classic 1977 film, with the Orchestra performing Mr. Williams’ iconic score.
For live-to-picture productions, the orchestra performs the entire movie score in real time as the film unspools. (Vocals, dialogue and effects are isolated from the original music track.)
Generally we get to hear Star Wars scores a couple times per season here at Tanglewood, but tonight we get a chance to hear them with the backdrop of the movie (Episode IV) that launched a franchise, to say the least!

I celebrated another full trip around the sun, since my coming into this world, earlier this week. Tonight my wife, some dear friends and me will be enjoying some enticing wines along with our movie night. So notes...maybe, but I'll try!
— 4 days ago

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@Severn Goodwin Enjoy the Boston Pops, the wine and the evening Cheers 🍷🎶
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Now, that’s taken the tempo up!
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Thanks @P A
@David T still more to come.

Peter Lauer

Senior Faß 6 Ayler Riesling 2017

Straw hue. Nose offers fragrant aromas of peonies, honeysuckle, wet gravel, crushed stone, apricot, and ever-so-subtle pâté notes. Balanced on the palate with soft acidity and a light texture. — 5 days ago

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YVV Yamhill Valley Vineyards Riesling 2017

Varnum Vintners, Yamhill Valley Vineyards (YVV), own-rooted Riesling planted in 1983, 25 cases made. Pale yellow white, excellent clarity. Floral, spice notes in nose. Pine, tea and wood flavors, crisp, semi dry, good length and depth of fruit flavor. Moderate astringency. Lactic finish emerges after 60 minutes. — 6 days ago

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Bethel Heights

Estate grown Riesling 2016

Light golden in color, excellent clarity. Diesel and pine notes in nose. Crisp, almost dry, citric finish, good Riesling flavor profile with stone fruit, mandarin notes as mentioned on label. Moderate skin astringency with slight lactic character in finish. After an hour, some lime flavor emerges. Last vintage as these vines are being budded over to other varieties. Pity that; we need to be buying and drinking more American Rieslings, people! — 3 hours ago

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Very nice review. 🥂
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Thanks Trixie, you always make my day

Astrolabe Wines

Wairau VAlley Dry Riesling 2012

Vintage 2012 / Good effort! A smell with some flowers, jasmin, flint and minerals. Expressive and beautiful smell. Juicy taste with high bitters and nice acidity, a good food wine. I paired it with a small waldorf salad, cantonese beef with eggs and tomato and cheese (cantal + blue). It worked out well for all. Good New Zealand riesling. — 2 days ago

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