A Wine for Tonight: 2009 Buried Cane Single Leaf Riesling

By Kori ~ March 1st, 2012.

Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this week’s selection, the 2009 Buried Cane Single Leaf Riesling from the Columbia Valley of Washington State.

Our selection criteria include:

  • A very good Quality rating of >=3.5 stars (out of 5)
  • A price tag of <=$15
  • Must be widely available

Buried Cane is a value brand for Middleton Family Wines. The Middletons, a multi-generation Washington timber family, also own Cadaretta Winery in Walla Walla. Buried Cane wines are named after a time-honored practice used to protect grape vines from frigid winter temperatures in which low-growing vine canes are buried and then unearthed after winter freezes pass.

“The Buried Cane Riesling is 100% Riesling. It’s a ripe, off-dry wine with bright, yellow/straw color, and effusive floral aromas of jasmine, lily and heather. Background notes are of starfruit and pineapple. On the palate the wine is expansive and rich, focused on intense mango and white peach flavors. The mouthwatering finish is long and finely-textured. It’s the ideal thirst quencher for Asian cuisines, chicken and cheeses.” –Buried Cane

2009 Buried Cane Single Leaf Riesling (Columbia Valley, Washington State): 100% Riesling. Pale, greenish straw yellow in color. Aromatic with citrus fruits, particularly tangerine and lime, on both the nose and palate. Off-dry and medium-bodied with crisp acidity and a long finish. Residual Sugar: 0.70%
Quality: 3.5 stars (out of 5)
QPR: 4 bangs for your buck (out of 5)
Where to buy: Received as sample, suggested retail $14; Available elsewhere, $9 to $13

Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, American Wine, Riesling, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25

Reader's Comments

  1. DuHemp | June 21st, 2012 at 2:09 am

    Just went on sale locally for $3.99. Hmmmm…is it really a decent Riesling?

  2. Kori | June 24th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    That’s definitely a great price. We certainly thought it was a decent wine when we had it in a samples tasting. Cheers!