Silverdale, WA 13.5% alc. (Purchased on 10/22/13)
Vinted and bottled by The Other Guys, Napa, CA. Brilliant pale golden with a sweet, tropical fruit and peach nose. On the palate it’s quite sweet, almost cloying and in need of more acidity and shows flavors of more peach and the papaya mentioned on it’s back label. There is little to none of the tart green apple I usually find in well-made Rieslings. Slightly bitter on the finish, but at least it shows some pineapple flavors. An auslese wannabe that never even gets close to the target. To my taste in Riesling, the understated packaging is the best feature of this white. I’d rather spend a buck or two more for one of the delicious German Rieslings still lingering in my local GO.