Yesterday, a day after getting home from a fabulous spring break road trip down to California on Sunday, I pulled a bottle out of the wine fridge. It felt like summer in California, even if it doesn’t feel like summer here at home, so I wanted a summer sweet Riesling!
My friends and I visited Sleight of Hand Cellars when we were in Walla Walla last Memorial Day. It was a great visit, and they had wonderful wines!
The 2015 The Magician Riesling is sourced from Evergreen Vineyard, which located high on the cliffs above the Columbia River in Central Washington. 2015 was a warm year in Washington for wines, but Evergreen Vineyard is a cooler site, which allowed for extra hang time for the grapes. It has a delicious balanced acidity, with green apple and pear flavors, crisp minerality, and plenty of citrus.
It is sold out at the winery, but I think it cost about $18. If you have tried it, let me know what you thought!