Sleight of Hand Cellars 'The Magician' Riesling 2019, Evergreen Vineyard, Columbia Valley, Washington

The 2019 Magician is 100% Riesling from Evergreen Vineyard, located high on the cliffs high above the Columbia River in the middle of Washington State. 2019 was a cool vintage, perfect for Riesling, allowing for extra hang time for flavor development, while maintaining the beautiful acidity that is the framework for this wine. Althought this wine has just over 10 grams/L of residual sugar, it drinks and finishes much drier. It shows bright, crisp, and juicy notes of green apple and pear, with mouth-watering minerality, and refreshing citrus notes. The subtle sweetness is perfectly balanced by the racy acids, and if ever there were a perfect wine for spicy foods, this is the one!