As the weather has jumped a good 30-40 degrees in the past month on the East Coast, we’re all looking to be rescued by the AC, a pool to submerge in, and something refreshing to drink. To quench my thirst and change up my stagnant summer wine routine, I decided to give Pacific Rim Riesling Wine a try.
I’m not a sweet wine lover by any means so I was skeptical, but this nicely acidic Riesling Wine truly felt like summer in a bottle! It has these amazing pineapple and lemon zest notes and strong fruity and crisp flavors with faint aromas of butter and berries. I would call this riesling medium sweet, which is why I like it so much. It did not feel like I was having dessert before my dinner. Speaking of, I paired it with my spicy pad Thai and vegetable dumplings. The wine soothed the spicy burn and the crisp acidity enhanced contrast to both heat and richness of the dish.
This wine comes from the Yakima and Horse Heaven Hills AVAs within the larger Columbia Valley AVA of Washington State. The grapes are grown on a poor, minerally-driven terroir perfect to produce a Riesling with complexity and concentration.
This is not made the traditional way. There is no use of oak barrels or climatic fermentation which retains its freshness and fruitiness. It’s also refreshingly low in alcohol, less than 8%, keeping it really light and refreshing.
The best part…you cannot beat the price. This Riesling Wine retails for only $12.
I’ll definitely be taking a bottle to my next BBQ this summer!