Wine of the Week
COLUMBIA VALLEY RIESLING
Pacific Rim began life as a secondary label of Bonny Doon Vineyards specializing in Rieslings from the Northwest. In 2010 it was sold to Italian winemakers, Banfi. The man who began the brand in 2005, stayed with the company. His name is Nicolas Quille. With three Masters degrees, two in wine and an MBA, he leads Pacific Rim and several other brands from the Pacific Northwest. Still, their business is 95% Riesling. This one is from the Columbia Valley, pale straw in color with typical aromas of jasmine, apple and pear. The palate is medium sweet and, true to form, has flavors of apricot, white flowers and green apples. The medium finish has subtle hints of minerality that stops it from being a sugar bomb. Stainless steel fermentation keeps it crisp and clean.
Riesling is considered to be one of the most food friendly wines. It has a special affinity for spicy foods such as fish tacos, Pad Thai, Cajun dishes and that spicy grilled shrimp recipe you always wanted to try. It would also pair nicely with a pork tenderloin and salsa verde.
The above pairings are from the Cheers staff. Let one of our knowledgeable people help you with your selections and food pairings.
PRICE GOOD THROUGH WEDNESDAY JULY 12, 2017