Holy crap, this is good! The nose is pretty austere initially but comes around as the wine is exposed to more air. The initial cheese rind aromas are still there but with a fresh red apple, strawberries, limes, and a light minerality. The palate is where this wine really shines, medium to full-bodied but with a medium-low intensity, beautiful balance and grace, those sweet delicious red apples are there with a red fruit characteristic lightly, long mid-palate length that releases to a mouth-watering acidity that builds over time, seconds after the wine is swallowed. The red fruit character I get on the palate reminds me of fresh, barely under-ripe strawberry. The length of the finish is very long and leaves lightly sweet fresh apple fruit in it's wake. The way the acidity on this wine evolves is amazing, coupled with the flavors makes for a truly amazing wine. The best WA state Riesling I have ever had, easily. Give this wine some air and time, it is better at cellar temp or slightly warmer, allowing it's somewhat subdued flavors to emerge and take hold. To cold and I am sure this might seem boring as many of the flavors are somewhat subtle.
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(Rasa Vineyards The Composer Riesling Sagemoor Vineyards Columbia Valley) Just a tinge of color. Mineral, pear, freshly sliced apples, and peaches mark an expressive nose. Palate is exceptionally well balanced with just a touch of sweetness. A beautifully put together wine that lingers and lingers on the finish. 100% Riesling. Dionysus and Bacchus vineyards. 1.6% residual sugar. 12.4% alcohol. 228 cases produced. Sampled at 56 degrees.
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