In The Heart Of America
There are a number of reasons why Washington is one of the greatest states in America. It is also home to the Pacific Rim Winery. In West Richland, WA, lies Pacific Rim, the only large winery in the United States that is almost exclusively devoted to – you guessed it – affordable Riesling! Pacific Rim has been producing Riesling wines since 2006 across seven vineyard sites within the Columbia Valley.
The Riesling that is produced by Pacific Rim winemakers ranges from dry to dessert style. There are wines for absolutely everyone! If your interest is piqued and you want to find out more about why Pacific Rim, and their Riesling wine in particular, is so popular, then keep reading! If you’re already sold and want to go directly to the source, then be sure to check out the Riesling Rules website.
Something For Everyone
We all know that saying about how it’s better to be good at one thing, than to be bad at many things. Pacific Rim has taken that to heart when it comes to wine. This is why they have devoted so much time and energy into producing such a wide range of Riesling wines. Their sweet riesling wines are something else!
If you hop on over to the Riesling Rules website, there is a description of each bottle of Riesling in their cellar. For example, Pacific Rim offers a Riesling made with organic grapes, where no pesticides are used, even in the yeast. With a 10.5% alcohol percentage, this wine has many accolades to its name.
Another great option from Pacific Rim is the Dauenhauer Riesling, which is considered a framboise wine. With an 8.8% alcohol content, remarkable acidity and low pH, this Pacific Rim Riesling is sweet and dry; perfect for pairing with dry fruit, cheese and even ice cream. Delicious!
If you have more of a dry palate, well, Pacific Rim has some fantastic dry Riesling options for you! The dry Riesling of Columbia Valley is as pure as it gets. Crisp, dry and with undertones of citrus and jasmine, this Riesling offers a 12.5% alcohol content and pairs well with pretty much anything and everything.
A Fun Fact
Here is a little fun fact about Riesling history, just for interest’s sake. When you really dive in, it can be fascinating to see which country certain types of wine originate from. Of course, we all know that champagne comes from the region of Champagne in France. Well, Riesling originally hails from Germany. More specifically, Riesling comes from the notable Rhine River region.
Another popular term for Riesling wine that has developed over the years is “bottle of hock”. Don’t worry, I had never heard it before either – but we’re all here to learn! The term originated in the United Kingdom and refers to white wine from Germany; more specifically, white wine from the Rhine region. Just imagine sitting with your bottle of hock after a long day. It’s delicious to drink and fun to say!
If you’re interested in learning more about the history of Riesling, the Riesling Rules website has a link on their page with an “everything you’d ever want to know about Riesling” resource, so be sure to check it out.
Want To Try Something Else?
Remember, Pacific Rim Winery offers something for everyone. Not only do they sell the best Riesling around, they also offer several non-Riesling options. You can take your pick from a Chenin Blanc to an Autumnus Red. Pacific Rim prides themselves on their ability to produce beautiful wines, while staying true to their signature style. Each wine has complex flavours and pairs well with a variety of food.
Aside from their very popular Riesling’s, Pacific Rim has an equally popular Framboise wine. You have not truly lived if you haven’t had a taste of this raspberry dessert wine. It is an experience like no other. The Framboise wine can be paired with a dessert, or simply be a sweet treat all on its own! If you would like a more thorough breakdown of each wine, all you need to do is head to the Riesling Rules website.
Did Someone Say Free Shipping?
By now you should be asking, “is there somewhere near me where I can get myself some Riesling wine?”. Well, lucky for you, the Riesling Rules website has this sorted! They have a store locator on the homepage, so you can find the store nearest to your location and run there as fast as your legs can carry you.
If you would rather stay in and purchase wine from the comfort of your own home, then there may be something in it for you: free shipping! Yes, you read that right. The Riesling Rules website does, in fact, offer free shipping when you purchase 6 bottles or more online. What a bargain!
Interested In More?
Calling all wine aficionados! If there is anything more you would like to know about Pacific Rim and Riesling wine, be sure to head over to the Riesling Rules website. There is a wine blog for all you wine lovers and educators and vintners to keep up to date on all the happenings in the world of wine.
Here is some even more thrilling news for wine connoisseurs: Pacific Rim holds a wine competition for two days every April at the National Orange Show Fairgrounds in San Bernardino, California. This is one you do not want to miss. The Pacific Rim International Wine Competition was started in 1985 as a way for wine lovers to celebrate and educate the public about wine.
Within the space of two days, an esteemed panel of judges do a blind tasting, and then discuss, evaluate and reward the wines and winemakers. The list of results is then published on social media. If you are up for an exciting weekend full of wine, wine, and more wine, then do not miss out on the Pacific Rim Wine Competition. Just think of all the Riesling you could drink! Should you not be able to attend the competition, you will still be kept up to date on what’s happening there.
That’s All Folks
By now, you should already be three pages deep on the Riesling Rules website. Everything and anything you need to know regarding Pacific Rim, Riesling and wine is right there, at your fingertips. Just make your baskets full of (at least) six Pacific Rim wines – you gotta take advantage of the free shipping! And make sure to check out our article about riesling wines from Finger Lakes region.