Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim Riesling "J"

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"Wine Enthusiast TOP 100 BEST BUYS 2011" Awarded 1st place Fruity but not too sweet taste

Produced as a Riesling with a taste in between, due to the popularity and demand of dry and sweet. Grapes are harvested early with a sugar content of 22-23 Brix. The juice is cold fermented for 30 days and aged in stainless steel tanks with wild yeasts. Aromas of jasmine, pear and apple, with hints of apricot and jasmine. Wine Spectator 89 points 2010 vintage ⇒ No. 1 in "Wine Enthusiast TOP100 BEST BUYS 2011"!

The "J" in the name stands for "Just Right" Riesling! Because of the popularity and demand of our Dry Riesling and Sweet Riesling, we thought it made perfect sense to craft a Riesling in a taste profile that was directly between our other popular Rieslings. Just the right amount of sweetness and complexity. Bright crispness, subtle sweetness and aromas of jasmine, pear and apricot.

As wine lovers crave alternatives to heavy and oaky white wines, Riesling is experiencing a true revival. Portraying bright crispness, subtle sweetness and aromas of jasmine, pear and apple, the wine exemplifies the harmony of Riesling. The sweetness plays wonderfully with fiery fare ( from Thai to Mexican), while the natural acidity stands up to richer foods (from French to German).

100% Columbia Valley, WA. Purest winemaking possible – sustainably produced, all native yeasts, no oak, no malolactic. A perfect exploration of sweetness – covering the classic residual sugar spectrum of Riesling.

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SOIL

Wind-blown loess on basalt bedrock.

PRODUCTION TECHNIQUE

We pick our grapes relatively early (22-23 Brix). The Riesling juice is fermented at cold temperatures for 30 days and then aged in stainless steel tanks. We leave our dry wines sur lie post fermentation for five months and we stir the lees once or twice a week. All our Rieslings are fermented with native yeasts. We use no oak and no malolactic on this wine – it's as pure and unmanipulated as it gets.

BOUQUET

Jasmine, pear and apple.

TASTE

Apricot, jasmine with a balanced crispness and balanced sugar level.

FOOD PAIRING

Pacific Rim Riesling is ideal with spicy Thai and Mexican cuisine, and even rich cuisine such as French and German.

ORIGIN

Columbia Valley, Washington

VARIETIES

100% Riesling

ANALYSIS

Alcohol 11.5% Vol
Total acidity 6.8 g/l
Residual Sugar 25.2g/l

Alcohol
11.5%