My obsession with Oregon wine has only continued to grow over the past few years. There are so many amazing options to choose from, and at such great prices! I have loved William Rose wines for a long time. I remember my first wine I tried that was produced by Mark NicholI, the 2012 “Prohibition Rosé”. I knew right then and there I’d be seeing more goodness from this talented winemaker! I actually reviewed the most recent release of this rosé here, the “Prohibition Rosé” made of 100% Sangiovese grapes. If you haven’t stopped by their location on 5th and Lincoln – do yourself a favor. Go there and try everything! They have an incredible selection of local options, including those by owner and winemaker Mark Nicholl.
On a particularly sunny day here in the southern Willamette Valley I stopped by the Oregon Wine Lab to pick up a wine that fit the day we were having. I love a good dry Riesling so I picked myself up a bottle. I cannot emphasize enough how delicious this wine was. The color was light and the nose had tropical scents that really showed me that this wine came from a warmer year. The wine itself was light, crisp, and slight effervescent in my mouth. Citrus flavors like lemon peel and floral notes popped. The finish was smooth and balanced. I drank this wine solo but it would pair really well with Thai food or something with a bit of kick.
The Oregon Wine Lab is open 7 days a week, and is right off 5th and Lincoln. Check them out and try some of their diverse options for yourself. Cheers!