The news is out (see the Wine press Northwest website): Pacific Rim is releasing a red wine. So before the chatter starts let me have a conversation between the “Evil Nicolas” (aka EVN) and the “Good Nicolas” (aka GDN). Hopefully that will set the message right.
EVN: Whao, thought you were just making Riesling? GDN: Do you have a problem with reds?
EVN: No, no, thought you were the Riesling specialist (eheh)! GDN: OK, so we can’t make a red wine?
EVN: Seems a bit off message (eheh). GDN: right… Want to walk home tonight?
EVN: Forget about it, so what is SOOOO special about this red? GDN: Autumnus red is an Italian inspired red. No oak, very food friendly, low alcohol (12.5%). In some fashion, the red mirror of our Rieslings
EVN: No Riesling in it right (eheh)? GVN: No, no Riesling, what kind of question is that (may be that would be fun?)? It is mainly Sangiovese, Barbera, Primitivo with a touch of Pinot Nero. Mostly from the Wahluke slope
EVN: OK, sounds interesting, how would you describe this beverage. The “slope” is pretty hot, big wines usually. GVN: Good color, though not inky, with lavender from the Sangiovese and cherry from the Barbera, It is fairly soft with a great weight. Good acidity so it can go with the food.
EVN: Vintage? GVN: 2007. We’re home, get out….