roncali

Varnum Riesling

9.01 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Riesling
Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
David Shaw

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.

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.

Aug 13th, 2019