A Wine for Tonight: 2012 Anew Riesling

By Kori ~ August 21st, 2013.

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? If so, you might want to check out the 2012 Anew 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 <=$20
  • Must be widely available

Produced by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates in Woodinville, Washington, Anew Riesling is a new offering presented in a sleek, custom-molded bottle with a screw cap closure. The “feminine” packaging is meant to appeal to women consumers. The grapes for this debut vintage of Anew are sourced from vineyards in the Columbia Valley, Horse Heaven Hills, Wahluke Slope, and Yakima Valley. More than 70,000 cases of Anew were produced and are available nationally.

“Opening with aromas of bright fruit, subtle spice and citrus, Anew Riesling offers a harmonious blend of pure fruit flavor, heightened aromatics and balanced acidity. Expressive flavors of fresh peach and a hint of spice give this wine a crisp, refreshing essence.” –Winemaker Wendy Stuckey

2012 Anew Riesling (Columbia Valley, Washington): 88% Riesling, 10% Gewurztraminer, and 2% Muscat Canelli. Pale straw yellow. Nice nose with apple, peach, and floral aromas and flavors. Off-dry and light-bodied with lively acidity and a medium to long finish. Residual Sugar: 2.44%
Quality: 3.5 stars (out of 5)
QPR: 5 bangs for your buck (out of 5)
Where to buy: Received as sample, suggested retail $11; Available elsewhere, $9 to $15

Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, American Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Riesling, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25

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