This 2009 Joel Gott riesling hails from the Columbia Valley, but Joel Gott is based in St Helena in Napa. OK ... It ran me $10 at Sam's.
I'm on a trend lately of rieslings that aren't my favorites. This one is definitely fruity, maybe pear, and it has a little more acidity than some. I didn't aerate it. On the first sip I wasn't crazy about it. After it sat in the glass a few minutes it opened up a little.
I thought it might be better with food, but I didn't taste much improvement with brie. After a nite in the fridge, the flavor hadn't opened up significantly either. I didn't drink all of the bottle, it's just not the riesling for me.