2013 Riesling "Traditions" (Milbrandt Vineyards)
Milbrandt Vineyards, Riesling "Traditions", Columbia Valley, WA 2013100% Riesling WHITE PEACH, TROPICAL, MINERAL, ANJOU PEAR Brothers Butch and Jerry Milbrandt planted their first vineyards in 1997 along the Wahluke slope. Family farming since the mid-1950s, grape growing was a newer venture. First they sold off their grapes to other wineries, but as the vines matured, the fruit was too good to give up. This is a textbook example of volcanic soil Riesling with apricot and white peach fruit played against mineral and just a kiss of sweetness, soon washed aside by mouthwatering acidity. Serving Suggestion: Cajun shrimp boats with plenty of Creole sauce; Chicken gumbo with beans and dirty rice; mixed salad with grilled tuna chunks and Asian peanut sauce.