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Wine Review: Pacific Rim Riesling

For my very first pick, I decided on a Riesling, which is a favorite of my friend Amber.  It was her birthday party, and it had been a fun, light day-so I wanted to pair the wine with the feeling and mood.  I headed to Grand Junction to pick up a few other things, and asked the helpful worker at the liquor store there to point out a Riesling that was price-friendly yet popular.  He immediately pointed to this wine, saying it was a local favorite, and it was cheap!  I was a happy girl, and bought two bottles.

Unfortunately, the first sip wasn’t complete heaven.  As my friend Amber put it, it tasted a bit chemically, and maybe needed to air out.  We left the top off of it for a bit, and I’m not sure whether it was the alcohol or the air but it definitely started tasting better?  My overall opinion? Bitter sweet, which shouldn’t come from a Riesling.  I definitely will try something else out next time, even though the price of this was completely affordable.

Must. Have. Wine. Mommy-Approved Score: 2 STARS

Price: $8.99

Where I found it: Liquor Store

Reviews from wine experts:

From Riesling Rules Wine Blog:

89 Points. BEST BUY! Tart, chewy, tangy, mixing apple, lemon, grapefruit and pear – lots of fruit with pear skin phenolics. It’s dry, but not stripped, full and fleshy, with the low sulfur giving it less sharpness and a broader middle.
— Wine Enthusiast October 2009 (Paul Gregutt)

88 Points. BEST BUY! Light, bright, dry and juicy, with green apple and floral flavors, hinting at lemon as the finish lingers. Drink now through 2011.
— Wine Spectator June 30th, 2009

87 points! Green-tinged yellow. Stone fruits, smoke and minerals on the nose, with a fusel hint. Supple, round and dry, with good concentration and persistence for a wine in this price range.
— International Wine Cellar November 2008

From the Pacific Rim Website:

Why are we obsessed with Riesling? Riesling simply is the most versatile, complex and food-friendly of all the noble grapes. If you enjoy discovering new wines and inspiring your palate, then Riesling is your ideal wine. Riesling’s crisp, vibrant characteristics are a fresh alternative to heavier, oak-laden white wines. No other varietal can be crafted to express so many different and wondrous characteristics — from bone dry with floral aromas to dessert sweet with spicy aromas. And Washington’s Columbia Valley — home of Pacific Rim — provides the ideal soils and climate for growing Riesling. There’s no end to Riesling’s versatility.

Food Pairing: Riesling is paired wonderfully with Asian foods.

Cheers! Trina

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