Silverdale, WA 12.1% alc. (Purchased on 3/7/14)
Produced by Hogue. Apparently older brother Gary Hogue is still involved in the winery, but I also found information indicating that Hogue is owned by the gigantic Constellation Brands.
Brilliant pale straw color. Nose shows green apple, white peach, lemon and lime zest and just the faintest hint of German-style diesel aromas. In texture, it’s light and lilting with perfect tart acidity on the tongue. More tart Granny Smith apple, underripe peach and zingy lemon/lime flavors. There is some extraction and mouthfeel in the finish. While there is 1.4% residual sugar, it will likely be perceived by most as being on the dry side for Riesling (mostly due to the level of acidity). Clean, crisp and flavorful. An excellent example of WA state Riesling and an outstanding food wine.
I found multiple reviews with very high scores from various wine professionals throughout the industry…and the wine is generally selling in the $16-$18 range (though that seems high for WA state). Definitely worth seeking out. Regular reader/contributor JWC from Oregon posted his take on this wine here. And yes, Seedboy…I think you would thoroughly enjoy this Riesling.