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Phelps Creek Vineyards Van Horn Riesling 2018 – A Classic, Mosel-Reminiscent Riesling with Welcome Minerality & Precision

Phelps Creek Vineyards, Van Horn Riesling 2018, Columbia Gorge, Oregon, Wine Casual

Phelps Creek Vineyards, Van Horn Riesling 2018, Columbia Gorge, Oregon

Tasting Note: A classic, Mosel-reminiscent riesling with lots of welcome minerality and precision.

Pale-intensity lemon in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of lemon-citrus peel, chalk, slate and green apple.

On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied riesling has medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium-plus acidity and completing with a citrusy, medium-plus finish.

The midpalate is complex and steely in texture.

A great riesling!

Bottle Note: The Van Horn Vineyard sits across the Hood River Valley in the Pine Grove district. We crafted this offering in a balanced style with less than 1% residual sugar, retaining bright acidity. A perfect wine for summer gatherings of family and friends on your deck. 226 cases produced. Robert A. Morus (Bob).

Rating: 93 points
Price: $28
Alcohol: 10.9%
Tasted: Phelps Creek Vineyards, Hood River, Oregon
Tasting Date: August 8, 2021

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