Buried Cane wines are named after a time-honored Washington State practice used
to protect grape vines from frigid winter temperatures. Low-growing vine canes
(shoots) are buried under the soil, then unearthed after winter freezes pass. Buried
Cane wines are named with terms common in woodcut printing.
Riesling has been planted in Washington since the early 1970s. The variety has
clearly enjoyed a renaissance in popularity in the last five years, partly because
growing conditions in the Evergreen State mimic established Riesling strongholds
like Germany and Alsace. A long growing season and cool nights help retain
Riesling’s crisp acidity, green apple tartness, melon and tangerine flavors, and tart
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.
Tasting Date: November 2011
Country: united States, Washington
Retail Price on Tasting Date: $12.99