Our wine tonight is the Riesling from Firesteed Cellars in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
Willamette Valley AVA
Harvested in late October from the Erratic Oaks Vineyard.
Light gold in color.
Lightly diesel on the nose with floral hints of honeysuckle, faint green melon, and sliced peaches in syrup.
Medium bodied and off dry on the palate with notes of green apple, mango, wildflower honey, white plum, grapefruit, and lemon and lime, with almonds and pineapple lingering on the crisp finish.
$15 a bottle
Pair with a spicy Asian dish or blackened fish tacos.
Serve slightly chilled beyond cellar temperature.
Winery Escapades scores 87 points.