April 29, 2012
As I was writing this up, I realized that it’s been over a year since we’ve done an American Riesling show. Wow! That’s way too long! We’ve got two Rieslings from Oregon today that we wanted to share on the show. They do a good job of highlighting a couple of different styles. We taste the 2009 Methven Willamette Valley Riesling and the 2011 Teutonic Wine Company Crow Valley Vineyard Riesling.
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March 26, 2011
This week we stay in Oregon and review a couple of local Rieslings, the 2009 David Hill Willamette Valley Estate Riesling, and the 2009 Anne Amie Yamhill-Carlton Estate Riesling.
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January 16, 2011
We got our hands on three Rieslings from different parts of the Pacific Northwest and have another show where we continue our exploration of American Riesling. From Southern Oregon we tasted the 2009 Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyard Riesling, The 2009 Trisaetum Pashey Riesling, and the 2009 Pacific Rim Organic Riesling.
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December 12, 2010
After few episodes away from it we’ve come back to American Riesling. I’ve tasted a couple that I enjoyed out in local tasting rooms and I came across a bottle that I’ve been meaning to try for a while now. While putting the label photos together I realized that I mis-read the Schöne Schlucht label and as a result we totally butcher another non-English name. -fail- I should be taking a German class this winter though so that will hopefully help in the future. For this show we taste the 2009 Schöne Schlucht mit Weingut Ackermann Willamette Valley Riesling the 2007 Silo Vino Riesling and the 2009 Elk Cove Vineyards Willamette Valley Late Harvest Riesling.
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August 27, 2010
We received samples from the generous folks at Long Shadows and Southard Wineries, and Chas picked up two more Washington Rieslings to include in the show. As we taste more Riesling from the Pacific NorthWest, we’re starting to get a feel for what Oregon has to offer, but we’ve still got a lot to learn about the strengths of Washington Riesling. We were pleased to see a good showing from all 4 bottles, which certainly exceeded our expectations. Well done Washington! We tasted the 2008 Efeste Evergreen Vineyard Riesling, the 2009 Poet’s Leap from Longshadow, the 2008 Columbia Valley Riesling from Southard, and the 2008 Gilbert Cellars Columbia Valley Riesling.
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July 24, 2010
Continuing our search, we turn to two bottles from Southern Oregon, with some nice results: The 2008 Girardet Estate Riesling, and the 2008 Melrose Late Harvest Riesling.
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July 10, 2010
The search continues as we return to Oregon to try some more Riesling! Today we tried the 2008 Anam Cara Nicholas Estate Riesling, the 2008 David Hill Estate Riesling, and the Evergreen Vineyards 2008 Oregon Riesling.
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3 more Oregon Rieslings hit the table for todays show, thanks to some spontaneous picks from Chas. Dan is always happy to drink some Riesling, and these were some enjoyable bottles. We taste the 2007 Elk Cove Vineyards Estate Riesling, the 2008 Brooks Sweet P Riesling, and the Firesteed 2007 Oregon Riesling.
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February 25, 2010
As many of you know by now, Dan’s on the hunt for the best American Riesling he can get his hands on. We’ve both heard a lot about Riesling from New York, but had never tried any before this show. One of our internet friends did a wine swap with us, and we wanted to share our first three NY Rieslings with you guys.
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