The Wine Spectator just released an interesting compilation of statistics about what it costs to get a 90 point wine in different regions (Wine Spectator Members click here – no membership required link). I think it is intriguing to see what an average a 90 points or above cost. Below is a chart summarizing their work.
Fascinating to see how crazy expensive a 90 points+ in Napa or Burgundy is and how much of a value (even though not cheap by any means) both Oregon and Washington truly are. WHY DO PEOPLE BUY NAPA CAB?
Because I found that soooooo fun, I also went ahead and looked at Washington Riesling to see how it would fit in there. A 90 point or above wine (Wine Spectator only) for a 750ml bottle of Riesling from Washington State will cost you on average $19. Oh, guess which winery has the most 90 point+ scores since 2007 for a 750 ml bottle of Riesling – yes it is Pacific Rim. Below is the list of our above 90 scores in 750 ml (I did not count the 375ml because some are really expensive and small volumes):
|Pacific Rim Riesling Columbia Valley Biodynamic Wallula Vineyard||2007||90||$32|
|Pacific Rim Riesling Columbia Valley Biodynamic Wallula Vineyard||2009||91||$33|
|Pacific Rim Riesling Columbia Valley Sweet||2014||90||$11|
|Pacific Rim Riesling Columbia Valley Wallula Vineyard||2008||91||$32|
|Pacific Rim Riesling Columbia Valley Wallula Vineyard Biodynamic||2010||92||$32|
|Pacific Rim Riesling Yakima Valley Dry Selenium Vineyard||2013||90||$15|
|Pacific Rim Riesling Yakima Valley Solstice Vineyard||2007||90||$32|
|Pacific Rim Riesling Yakima Valley Solstice Vineyard||2008||90||$32|
|Pacific Rim Riesling Yakima Valley Solstice Vineyard||2010||90||$32|
|Pacific Rim Riesling Yakima Valley Solstice Vineyard||2012||90||$24|
|Pacific Rim Riesling Yakima Valley Solstice Vineyard||2013||91||$24|
|Pacific Rim Riesling Yakima Valley Solstice Vineyard||2014||90||$24|
Savvy shoppers – look at the Pacific Northwest and especially to Riesling to get fantastic wines at a great price!