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YEAR'S BEST US RIESLINGS
520243

88 | Wagner

$15

2018 Finger Lakes Select Riesling (Best
Buy) ^ Juicy and simple, this wine is frontloaded with apple and lime scents, introducing friendly and approachable golden-apple
flavors. (403 cases) § -P.J.C.

DESSERT
520429

95 | Sheldrake Point

$60

2018 Finger Lakes Riesling Ice Wine ^ This
is as much about movement and texture as
it is flavor. The flavors seem to be endless,
notes of honeysuckle and apricot giving way
to orange, peach, pineapple, fig, dates, butter brickle-at one point a panelist said,
"We could go on like this forever." Yet as
lush, seductive and wildly concentrated as
they are, the flavors move with a powerful
internal drive. It feels centrifugal, like racing
around a curve on a bicycle, pulled by speed
and momentum. (140 cases) § -P.J.C.
517031

94 | Hermann J. Wiemer

$115

2016 Seneca Lake Noble Select HJW
Vineyard Riesling ^ A wine filled with coiled
energy, this is remarkably complex, with a
heady concentration that cuts both ways:
floral on one hand, powerfully expressive in
its fruit flavors on the other. With notes of
pear blossoms and saffron, superripe pineapple and cut grass, it's pure and heady in its
mouthfilling intensity, a riesling to cellar for
years. (W&S 8/19; 44 cases) § -P.J.C.
520462

93 | Hermann J. Wiemer

$115

2016 Seneca Lake Josef Vineyard Noble
Select Riesling ^ A tiny production, this powerful, thick and tropically sweet wine is heavily influenced by botrytis flavors. It needs
time to slowly evolve into a wine with more
balance and ease. (30 cases) § -P.J.C.
520430

92 | Buttonwood Grove

$60

2017 Finger Lakes Ice Wine Riesling ^
Impressive in its concentration and exotic
flavors, this is tropical and mouthfilling,
with searing acidity to balance the notes of
orange, anise and Christmas pine. Pair it with
a peach tart. (100 cases) § -P.J.C.

mouthwatering apple, smooth and sunny,
with a light weight and lingering sweetness.
(3,000 cases) § -P.J.C.

enough for coconut rice and twice-cooked
pork. (190 cases) § -P.J.C.

ROGUE VALLEY

520454

516893

93 | Ovum

$27

2017 Rogue Valley Off the Grid Cedar
Ranch Vineyard Riesling ^ Like a geyser waiting to erupt, this wine feels pent up, starting off tight and herbal, with scents of salsify
and wheat berries. With air, the flavors come
into view, complex and unsettled, dancing
between pineapple, green apple and the
sharpness of freshly clipped herbs. There's
much packed in here; in six months, it's liable to be a completely different wine. Cellar
it, and watch it evolve. (W&S 8/19) § -P.J.C.

UMPQUA VALLEY
516892

91 | Ovum

$27

2017 Elkton Oregon Base Line Bradley
Vineyard Riesling ^ Bradley is an own-rooted
vineyard near Elkton, not far from the ocean,
and one of the coolest growing regions in the
Umpqua Valley. It grew a bright and citrusy
riesling in 2017, with pomelo-pith and lemonlime scents that turn into richer, more concentrated fruit flavors. Pour it with scallops.
(W&S 8/19) § -P.J.C.

WILL AMETTE VALLEY:
DUNDEE HILLS
520434

92 | Alexana

$32

2018 Dundee Hills Revana Estate Vineyard Riesling ^ Light, youthful, and soaring in
its drive and intensity, this estate white leads
with passion-fruit scents while a golden citrus
breadth of flavor plays in the background.
The flavors are creamy, with a golden-apple
heft, but the wine finishes lean, ideal for
something meaty, like roast monkfish. (513
cases) § -P.J.C.
517166

91 | Trisaetum

$32

$13

2018 Dundee Hills Wichmann Dundee
Dry Riesling ^ Young and savory, with a scent
of lemon blossoms and pear skin, this has
a green-herb bite and a powerful punch of
acidity that, while thrilling, could use some
time to settle down. Pour it with whitefish.
(W&S 8/19; 305 cases) § -P.J.C.
520364

2018 Columbia Valley Evolution Riesling (Best Buy) ^ Remarkably complex and
generous for the price, this delicious white
leads with exotic scents of passion fruit and
white peach. Its flavors are focused on bright,

2016 Dundee Hills Riesling ^ Age has added
a nuttiness to this wine's citrus and apple flavors, a burnt-sugar depth that marries with
the citrus in a compelling way. Complex

OREG O N
COLUMBIA VALLEY
520400

91 | Sokol Blosser

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90 | Mad Violets

$25

EOL A-AMITY HILLS

93 | Ovum

$30

92 | Argyle

$30

92 | Brooks

$24

91 | Brooks

$32

90 | Brooks

$45

2018 Eola-Amity Hills Memorista Riesling ^ This 2018 is all about tension and structure at this early stage, its unbridled energy
pressing against a firm phenolic frame. For
now, the aromas are savory-of mint, sour
apple and lemon pith-but the acids streak
across the palate like a rocket, adding a saline
tingle to the finish. Pair it with something
lemony, like a citrus-spritzed scallop risotto.
(310 cases) § -P.J.C.
520258
2017 Eola-Amity Hills Nuthouse Riesling ^ Multiple picks from two Eola-Amity
Hills vineyards give this wine an impressive
breadth of expression. Its aromas flirt with
lemon-lime while the flavors are broader
and deeper, hinting at roasted apple, and the
wine's dusty texture lasts, with a grainy minerality that calls for pork. (301 cases) § -P.J.C.
516149
2017 Eola-Amity Hills Sweet P Brooks
Estate Vineyard Riesling ^ Sweet P is
Brooks's off-dry riesling from estate fruit.
Despite being luscious and juicy with pomelo and tangerine flavor, it also has plenty
of complexity in its chalk and celery-salt textures, its honeysuckle phenols gathering the
finish. Flush with fruit and with energy, it's
a great pour with Korean bibimbap. (W&S
8/19; 300 cases) § -P.J.C.
516147
2017 Eola-Amity Hills Brooks Estate
Vineyard Riesling ^ Drawn from Brooks's
45-year-old estate vineyard, this is complex and jangly from the first sniff, smelling of litchi and Tequila salt, with a touch of
botrytis breadth and complexity in the background. Its flavors take on apple and peach
tones, dry and mildly nutty, with a flinty mineral finish; to pair with halibut. (W&S 8/19;
200 cases) § -P.J.C.
516144
2017 Eola-Amity Hills Eclipse Totality
Brooks Estate Vineyard Riesling ^ An oldvine white with a scent of apples limned with
ginger and lemon, this is on the dry side,
refreshing, lifted and clean; for sea bream.
(W&S 8/19; 200 cases) § -P.J.C.
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