Columbia Winery Cellarmaster Johannisberg Riesling 1998
Fine rich aroma of apricot and honey, crisp clean acidity with fine lingering aftertaste. This wine pairs well with Smoked salmon, tempura vegetables, ahi chargrilled, and appetizers.
About the Region
This large viticultural area, covering about 11 million acres with some 17,000 acres of vines, extends over a large part of central and southern Washington (and over the border slightly into Oregon). It lies at the same latitude as Bordeaux and Burgundy, with numerous soil types and microclimates, and grows all the usual suspects, with cabernet sauvignon and other Bordeaux grapes and, more surprisingly, the red Rhône varieties, doing particularly well.