Riesling, Ryan Patrick, Yakima Valley
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Riesling, Ryan Patrick, Yakima Valley - 2019

Item # 19220 750mL
$14.96/ Single Bottle
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$179.52 $161.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A vibrant, unoaked Riesling from Olsen Brothers vineyard in Yakima Valley. Aromas of ripe pear, white peach and orange blossom with hints of fresh apples and mineral undertones. A pleasing round entry with fresh acidity, a fruit driven mid-palate, and a clean, refreshing finish.

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Staff Pick Notes

If you're on the hunt for an affordable American Riesling that can go toe-to-toe with German/Austrian/Alsatian counterparts, Yakima Valley is a great place to start. One of the first grapes to be cultivated in Washington State back in the late 1800s, Riesling grows like a champ here and is often off-dry and floral. Ryan Patrick's Riesling from Olsen Brothers Vineyard is fresh, crisp, and has a delectable hint of sweetness. Trademark Riesling notes of apricot and peach are complemented by fresh green apples, yellow flowers, and a cool stony minerality. It served as the perfect aperitif the other night for me and went great with Chinese food and Twin Peaks. Delish.

- MM

Astor's Glossary of Terms


Though the trend is now in the other direction, for many years Riesling was known for producing wines with little alcohol and some residual sugar - too sweet for many modern wine drinkers. Though it's now cultivated worldwide, Riesling is nearly synonymous with German wine, and that country's winemakers have lately begun to produce some very exciting dry versions. They are careful to retain the...

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