July 11, 2012
Value Riesling - Murphy's Law
Murphy's Law was featured in Snooth.com's value Riesling article, "Great Rieslings wines that won't break the bank." Below is what they had to say.
"It’s not easy to find great Riesling under $12. It is a very particular challenge since producers can always rely on their favorite crutch, sugar, when producing Rieslings. After working through over a case of value priced Rieslings, I was becoming a bit discouraged. Then, I hit on a series of wines from Washington State that made me take notice.
Washington is often overlooked when it comes to fine wines, though I don't know where that leaves Michigan and the New York Finger Lakes, who also produced solid entries for this list. It's undeniable that Washington seems to be emerging as a great source for Riesling, though the marketplace has yet to take proper notice. This means that it remains a land of great values. Dive in and take a look at the complete notes from our value tasting in July 2012."
Murphy's Law 2010 Riesling, Columbia Valley
"This smells of mineral and lime. A touch muted perhaps but distinctly Riesling with a lovely base note of sweet/sour apple fruit. Bright and fresh in the mouth, this has a gentle sweetness that is well balanced by firm acidity, all wrapped in a rather lightweight, fresh package. The palate delivers light apple fruit with a mineral edge that rolls over the moderately long finish. This is a find at this price. 87pts"