Riesling grapes grown in Washington State's cooler Yakima Valley appellation produce a brisk, tangy and refreshing wine. Flavors and aromas of apricot, peach and tangerine along with the bracing acidity of the Mercer Estates Riesling reflect the unique character of Washington State Riesling. With little less than a percent and a half residual sugar this Riesling is a bit dryer than many Rieslings and lends itself quite well to food pairings.
The 2007 growing season was initially quite warm, contrasted by unseasonably cooler weather during the harvest months of September and October. The combination yielded a long harvest for exceptional flavor development in the late varieties such as Riesling.