…This was a first for me. I have had plenty of Rieslings before, but this was a my first tasting of an explicitly Dry Riesling. The Pacific Rim 2007 Dry Riesling from Columbia Valley Washington is truly the driest wine I have every tasted. This light in color Riesling smells of honey and slight citrus with your first taste being a tangy citrus (mostly pineapple and peach) and leaving a dryness that surprised me. Just because I’ve just emphasized how dry the wine is, does not mean it was lacking depth. The Pacific Rim Dry Riesling has a great finish with the tang and acidity cutting the dryness leaving you with a lasting fruitiness. Although there were other flavors in this wine, the dryness was the most interesting and distinctive characteristic. For $9 this wine is a steal, but I would not suggest buying this if you are positive that you do not like dry wines. If you’re not sure what ‘dry’ tastes like, experiment with this wine and you will know immediately. You can drink this wine alone or with food. It goes great with spicy food, standing up to stronger flavors.
What you need to know:
- Vineyard: Pacific Rim
- Vintage: 2007
- Grape: 20% German Riesling Wine and 80% Columbia Valley Riesling
- Major Flavors: Dry citrus – Pineapple and peach
- Where to buy: $9 – Look on Winezap.com!