Located in an area considered to be one of the best regions for growing Riesling grapes in the country, Pacific Rim's Yakima Valley vineyards bring out the best in these grape varietals.
This Grüner Veltliner comes from a single vineyard along the Columbia river. The Spring Creek vineyard was geologically shaped by massive floods thousands of years ago, when a massive ice dam holding in astonishing amounts of fresh water collaped. This churning water rushed its way to the Pacific ocean carrying mineral rich soils with it. Winds then drove the soil up into what is now the Columbia river and Yakima Valley. This arid but cool environment is perfect for growing many varietals and the soils here bestow fantastic minerality to the wines.
The driest wine under the Pacific Rim label. Highly mineral driven but balanced by the flavors of citrus and white peach. Fermented with native yeasts and expertly crafted to portray a true sense of place. Grapes are picked at 22.5 Brix and fermented at cold temperatures. The wine is then aged on lees in old German wood casks and the lees are stirred for 5 to 6 months. No malolactic fermentation is used.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of sliced ripe red apple and pear are followed by a quite sleek linear bone-dry palate that shows a pleasing sense of balance. Intriguing and ripe with acidity and minerality.