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Pacific Rim Classics

Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling

100% Columbia Valley, WA. Purest winemaking possible – sustainably produced, all native yeasts, no oak, no malolactic. A perfect exploration of sweetness – covering the classic residual sugar spectrum of Riesling.

Features
Varieties
Riesling:100%
Tech Info
Alcohol :8% Vol
Total Acidity :7.2 g/l
Residual Sugar:73.3 g/l
Availability
Size(s):750ml 8 99552 10227 6
Pack(s):750ml 12pk
Soil and Origin
Soil:Wind-blown loess on basalt bedrock.
Origin:Columbia Valley, Washington
Tasting Notes
Bouquet:Honey, pear and orange blossom. Wonderfully aromatic.
Taste:Sweet, bright acidity with pineapple and white peach.
Food Pairing:
Ideal with fiery fare – especially Thai, Szechwan, Mexican, Middle Eastern and Caribbean cuisine.
Winemaking
We pick our Riesling grapes early (20-21 Brix). We use only native yeast and ferment at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks – there is no use of oak barrels or malolactic fermentation. We stop the fermentation at about 7% residual sugar, and we clean the wine rapidly to retain as much freshness and fruitiness as possible. We leave a fair amount of natural carbon dioxide in the wine to create a lively mouth feel.

Videos

Pacific Rim Riesling and Spice
Pacific Rim Sweetology

Reviews

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2022 Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling
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Pacific Rim Classics 2022 Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling

This is indeed a sweet wine. The wine also has plenty of acidity, so it has that going for it. Aromas of lemon tarts and 7-Up are a canary in the residual sugar coal mine. Flavors like lemon drop hard candies and a peach margarita continue the theme. The wine is sweet without hitting cloying territory.

Date posted: September 12, 2023
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2021 Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling
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Pacific Rim Classics 2021 Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling

Aromas of jasmine, flower, apricot and peach lead to medium-sweet stone-fruit flavors. The sweetness and acidity play well off each other. It brings a lot of value.

Date posted: September 30, 2022
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2021 Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling
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Pacific Rim Classics 2021 Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling

Year's Best for $20 or Less

Date posted: September 30, 2022
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2020 Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling
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Pacific Rim Classics 2020 Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling

Top 100 Best Buys of 2021

The aromas are bright, with notes of freshly cut apple and white peach. Sweet but well-balanced fruit flavors follow, with Nestea Lemon Iced Tea notes on the finish

Date posted: August 11, 2021
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2019 Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling
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Pacific Rim Classics 2019 Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling

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Soft and fairly sweet, with honeysuckle and orange blossom aromas and tropical fruit flavors.

Date posted: January 6, 2021
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2018 Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling
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Pacific Rim Classics 2018 Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling
Date posted: September 27, 2019
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Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling
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Pacific Rim Classics Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling

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Date posted: January 31, 2019
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2016 Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling
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Pacific Rim Classics 2016 Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling

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Soft and delicately sweet, with lively pineapple and lemon flavors that show spicy accents. Drink now.

Date posted: August 14, 2018
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2016 Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling
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Pacific Rim Classics 2016 Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling

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Date posted: August 14, 2018
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2015 Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling
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Pacific Rim Classics 2015 Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling

Best Value

Date posted: November 18, 2016
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2012 Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling
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Pacific Rim Classics 2012 Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling

BEST BUY (May 2014)

Date posted: March 27, 2014