Producer: Koenig Vineyards
Region: Snake River Valley AVA (Idaho)
Vineyards: 50% Williamson, 50% Vickers
* Review sample provided by the winery
Koenig Vineyards 2017 "Sunny Slope Cuvee" Riesling
Perhaps the best wine value I tasted in 2018, this Idaho-grown and raised riesling shows beautiful aromas of Meyer lemon and mandarin orange – zest and pulp – accented by a subtle spicy-floral note and hint of peach.
Broader than most of the East Coast examples I taste, it still has similar flavors in its peach and mixed-citrus qualities, which a nice bit of concentration on the mid-palate and crispy edges thanks to clean, juicy acidity.
At $12, this wine is a steal.