An impressive first Riesling from Tempus Cellars, using grapes from one of Washington’s premier Riesling vineyards. Refreshing and lively, loaded with citrus, green apple and light pineapple fruit flavors, this warm-weather sipping wine is quite bracing, with residual sugar just over 1% and alcohol at a moderate 11.8%
Given the high acidity of the Evergreen Vineyard’s Riesling, the 1.3% residual sugar in this wine barely registers. Dry and loaded with grapefruit, pear, stone fruits and tart green apple flavors. The finish is satisfying and textural, with the acidity leaving you thirsting for the next sip.
Another successful vintage for this wine, it maintains a clean, well-defined mouthfeel that barely registers the 1.3% residual sugar. The aromas of pear, melon and citrus rind introduce similar flavors, along with a suggestion of sweet orange candy.