Tunkalilla Vineyard Willamette Valley Riesling 2009


Seems to be the ripest with more obvious fruit and a trace of residual sugar to make it all the more pleasing to drink.

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A special part of the Willamette Valley in Eola Hills. Founded by Brian and Ann Croser who now must be considered the most gifted at discovery and exploitation of distinguished vineyards.

2009 Tunkalilla Vineyard Riesling is from a vintage just cooler than average and significantly warmer and earlier than 2008. The heat summation for 2009 was 2406º F days versus the average of 2493ºF days. The warmer vintage has introduced some peach and tropical aromas to go with the floral and citrus and the flavours are richer and less savoury than for the 2008. A trace more residual sugar complements the fruit sweetness and offsets the natural acid.

Willamette Valley

The most famous of the Oregon wine country and for good reason: This is possibly the best place in the USA for Pinot Noir. The wines retain an elegance and class due to the cool climate and moist conditions.


One of the world’s most noble varieties and known transmitter of terroir. Riesling is an important variety for quality wine production although only makes up approximately 4% of the planted area. Wonderful wines are found in Germany, Austria, Alsace and Australia. They can be as dry as any wine you’ll taste or super sweet and luscious. It is a wonderful grape. See more about Riesling here.

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