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2016 Willow Springs Columbia Valley, Washington Riesling

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This delightful wine offers notes of melon, white apricot and green apple, with a kiss of sweetness and a light spritz.

Varietal: Riesling Vintage: 2016
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About This Wine

For many winemakers, landing a gig at a prestigious Napa Valley estate is the ultimate dream.

Not so for Gordon Hill. Born in Bellevue, due east of Seattle, Hill attended Washington State University, earned a degree in food science, and worked alongside a true Washington wine pioneer, Dr. Chas Nagel.

That education and relationship helped open doors at Washington wine estates, and today the “legend” sobriquet also applies to Hill — whose talents were tapped to craft the 2016 Riesling for Willow Springs Cellars.

At Willow Springs, the importance of rivers in the art of winemaking is celebrated. Some of the world’s great vineyard regions cling to winding rivers because those waterways help to moderate the air temperatures around them. Washington state also is home to vineyard-hugging rivers, and the Willow Springs Riesling is a delicious example of the quality of wine that can be made from grapes that benefit from an ideal climate.

About Riesling

One of the world's great grapes. Distinctive floral bouquet with balancing acidity. Grows best in cool areas where grapes ripen slowly. Subject to " noble rot", making wines of great richness and sweetness. Low alcohol.

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  • Grape Composition:100% Riesling
  • Grape Source:Washington’s Columbia Valley Growing Region
  • Aromas & Flavors:Melon, White Apricot and Green Apple
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2019
  • Food Pairing Suggestion:roasted turkey with sage and sausage stuffing and sweet potato soufflé.

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6 recipes match for this wine.

  • Glazed Lemon Cookies Desserts can be challenging to match with wines, but when the overriding flavor of the treat is lemon, the possibilities multiply. Try these cookies this recipe yields about 38 cookies with Viognier, off-dry Chenin Blanc, Gruner Veltliner, Riesling... Get The Recipe
    Tuscan Style Roasted Game Hens If you're looking for a change from turkey, ham this holiday season, try this easy-to-prepare dish that matches well with both white and red wines. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
    Shrimp And Peppers Over Fettucine A delicious spring entree. Shrimp and Peppers over Fettuccine. This recipe makes 2 servings, and is best enjoyed with a glass of white wine... Get The Recipe
    Pan Seared Scallops With Ginger Sauce Try this palate-awakening dish with Gewurztraminer, Rieslinga non-oaked Chardonnay. This recipe makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    Scallop Stir Fry It recently was reported that President Barack Obama is a big fan of scallops -- those velvety, succulent treats from the sea. But scallops may not be the first thing you think of when you get the urge to take a wok on the wild side. We predict that will change once you've tried this recipe. It makes 4 servings, and matches beautifully with... Get The Recipe
  • Asparagus And Morel Salad Summertime is salad time, and any of your favorite white wines would be great matches for this recipe, courtesy of Masa's restaurant in San Francisco. It serves 4. Get The Recipe
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