Columbia Winery Cellarmaster's Riesling Columbia Valley 2007
Light straw in color, this Riesling offers floral aromas of honeysuckle and peach blossom. Flavors of peaches, tropical fruit and freshly squeezed lime juice with zippy natural acidity and a slight spritz from retained carbon dioxide make the aromas jump out of the glass.
Columbia Winery's unique style of Riesling was the result of a happy accident. Years ago one of the small fermentors stopped working and left the wine at 6 percent sugar. When winemaker David Lake tasted the prematurely finished product, he found that the natural acidity in the wine created a crisp, delicate and refreshingly balanced Riesling with a low alcohol content is a crowd-pleasing favorite and one of Columbia Winery's most popular wines.