Review by Eric Tansey, CSW The Magician Riesling has powerful aromas of white flowers, peaches, and citrus, with a little pool toy (petrol) added into the mix. The aromas really get your glands salivating, indicating the high acidity in the glass. On the palate, fresh green apple, pear and lemon are at the forefront with subtle white peach on the mid-palate. The finish is lengthy with orange peel and citrus qualities. The high acidity cuts through the almost perfect balance of sweetness and fruit, leaving the wine off-dry and absolutely refreshing. Cheers!
Tansey’s Blind rating – 92 Points
Region – Columbia, Washington, Evergreen Vineyards
Vintage – 2013
Varietal – 100% Riesling
Alcohol – 12%
Food Pairing – Sushi, spicy Asian cuisine, or your favorite soft cheese
Producer’s Notes – 2013 Magician Riesling – 90pts Made from 100% Riesling that wasn’t harvested until October, the 2013 Magician Riesling is an impressive, outstanding effort that gives up plenty of juicy citrus, lime and hints of lychee, and subtle minerality in its medium-bodied, lively and refreshing personality. Showing just a hint of sweetness on the finish, it will be versatile on the dinner table and drink nicely for 2-3 years.
About The Winery
The Magician Riesling has a great story that begins with a group of three friends who met randomly at the Sun Valley Wine Auction in Idaho. Trey Busch, winemaker, along with Jerry Solomon and Sandy Solomon, both wine enthusiasts, joined forces to take their passion to the next level. In 2007 the three partners opened up Slight of Hand Cellars in Walla Walla Washington. Eric Tansey,CSW http://www.sofhcellars.com/default.aspx