The best Kings Ridge Riesling since the 2007, this is a lickable, lipsmacking, sweet-tart bottle of lemon-lime fruits with a perfect blend of sugar and acid. It captures the refined elegance of the best Willamette Valley Rieslings, and the crisp minerality underscores the mouthwatering fruit.— P.G.
This spicy and aromatic Riesling is sourced from a vineyard planted 40 years ago by Dick Erath. Stainless-steel fermented and finished off-dry, it’s tart and juicy enough to work with most Riesling-friendly foods. It’s the spice that dominates, not the sugar. This is a wonderful bottle, with classic Oregon scents…— P.G.
Always one of the finest values in Oregon Riesling, the Kings Ridge really shines in 2009. Juicy and bursting with ripe pineapple, pear and peach fruit, this big, round, luscious wine masks its residual sugar with tangy acidity.— P.G.
This Riesling is right on the borderline of dry/off-dry (just under 1% RS). The fruit, from cooler Willamette Valley vineyard sites, has been fermented in stainless steel and aged on its lees, yielding a wine that is thick, almost meaty. It’s as sappy as a fresh peach, and finishes with crisp peach-skin phenolics…— P.G.
This tart and fruity Riesling brings a bracing mix of citrus and stone fruit flavors, with some skin phenolics and light spice. It’s best served chilled, perhaps with some salty appetizers.— P.G.
A widely available, screwcapped wine, totally fruit-driven, with forward and immediately accessible bright cherry candy flavors. Though it settles into a one-dimensional structure, the fruit carries it along nicely, and it has much the same appeal as a good Beaujolais-Villages.— P.G.
With alcohol just 12.5%, this high-toned, fruit-driven Riesling has some residual sugar, but does not taste all that sweet. The extra ripe fruit suggests tropical candy—pineapple, papaya and lemon sours.— P.G.
From cooler Willamette Valley vineyards, this pleasing Pinot Gris keeps a juicy mix of fresh fruit flavors right up front. Pear, pineapple and grapefruit do a little Snoopy dance in your mouth, buoyed with balanced acidity and a hint of residual sugar. Round and full, it’s a generous and quite appealing style. 500…— P.G.