2010 North by Northwest Horse Heaven Hills Riesling

This 2010 North by Northwest riesling hails from the Horse Heaven Hills AVA, southeast of Seattle and a little northwest of Walla Walla.  It ran me about $15.

This bottle has all the information you'd ever want to know about the wine on the label:  type of grape (Wallula Benches riesling), type of loam (Ritzville and Shano Silt), clones (that's nice), and process (pressed, cold settled, racked, slow fermented, cross-flowed, cold stabilized).

All that aside, I've got to say this had the most complex flavors of any riesling I've drunk this summer.  It wasn't overtly fruity tending towards apple or pear juice, but a well-balanced blend.  It's dry but has a slight sweetness to it, and the acidity is the back of your throat variety.  That being said, it didn't hold up well in the fridge.  After about a day it wasn't drinkable.

A nice wine, sure to be good with seafood or some types of cheeses.