Savage Grace

Underwood Mountain Vineyards Riesling

9.25 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
Columbia Gorge, Oregon/Washington, USA
Riesling
Top Notes For
David Shaw

Second bottle, retasting two years later. Pale white with golden refraction, excellent clarity. Floral, pine and honey notes in nose. Sweetish but good acidity, peach, honey, guava and stone flavors, with peach and guava in aftertaste. Mild astringency on finish. Pine-pineapple-apple flavors on first sip, consistent with varietal. Solid mainstream Riesling in winemaking style (any lees or lactic flavors from previous tasting are largely missing now, sadly) but the sophistication and elegance of fruit expression remains of interest here. I’m curious what we should expect from Riesling in Pacific Northwest in general, and Columbia Gorge in particular. I’ve had plenty of the former, and a handful of the latter. It’s a worthy topic for discussion and further investigation...

Second bottle, retasting two years later. Pale white with golden refraction, excellent clarity. Floral, pine and honey notes in nose. Sweetish but good acidity, peach, honey, guava and stone flavors, with peach and guava in aftertaste. Mild astringency on finish. Pine-pineapple-apple flavors on first sip, consistent with varietal. Solid mainstream Riesling in winemaking style (any lees or lactic flavors from previous tasting are largely missing now, sadly) but the sophistication and elegance of fruit expression remains of interest here. I’m curious what we should expect from Riesling in Pacific Northwest in general, and Columbia Gorge in particular. I’ve had plenty of the former, and a handful of the latter. It’s a worthy topic for discussion and further investigation...

Sep 10th, 2019
David Shaw

Pale golden white in color. Apple and honeysuckle notes in nose. Off dry, honey, apple, stone fruit with length, lactic and honey lemon finish with light astringency and minerality. Gorgeous wine, true to varietal character.

Pale golden white in color. Apple and honeysuckle notes in nose. Off dry, honey, apple, stone fruit with length, lactic and honey lemon finish with light astringency and minerality. Gorgeous wine, true to varietal character.

Sep 11th, 2017
Noelle Harman

Gorgeous off-dry Riesling with flavors of green apple, lime zest and wet stone. Loving the under 11% abv too.

Gorgeous off-dry Riesling with flavors of green apple, lime zest and wet stone. Loving the under 11% abv too.

Jan 2nd, 2017
Thomas Bobson

Thomas had this 3 years ago

Thomas had this 3 years ago

Apr 1st, 2017
Ted Poor

Ted had this 3 years ago

Ted had this 3 years ago

Mar 19th, 2017