Wine Spectator 92
Sweet, polished, focused and expressive, playing the grapefruit, pear and spice flavors against bracing acidity. This avoids being cloying, and persists harmoniously. Delicious now, but should deepen with cellaring. Drink now through 2025.
Wine Enthisiast 91
Made with organic grapes from the Wallula vineyard, this offers honey-soaked pear fruit flavors in abundance. Complex grace notes of English breakfast tea, candied walnuts and fruit leather come up as it winds gently through a lengthy finish. Serve chilled for maximum enjoyment.
Connoisseurs Guide 90
Taking a very different approach to reach its mouthfilling richness, this wine is not left on the vine to acquire its concentration but is, instead, brought into the winery and frozen. It is then pressed and the water/ice separates from the sweet juice. The result, while less complex, is a wonderful expression of Riesling flowers and peaches in a deep and luscious wine. Its price recognizes that it is not as layered as late harvest Riesling can get, yet its rating accepts that it is an absolutely delicious wine for sipping or service with light desserts.
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Pacific Rim Winemakers is a Washington winery owned by Randall Grahm (also owner of Bonny Doon Vineyard in California). Pacific Rim's winery is located in West Richland (Tri Cities area in Eastern Washington) and specializes in Riesling. The wines have been produced since 1992 by Randall Grahm himself and more recently (since the 2006 vintage) by Nicolas Quillé. Pacific Rim produces principally Riesling from Dry to dessert style (seven Riesling in total including several single vineyard sites in the Columbia Valley) and also small amounts of Gewurztraminer and Chenin blanc. In 2011, Banfi Vintners bought the company for an undisclosed amount and is now run by long-time employee Nicolas Quillé as a general manager and head winemaker.