Weekend Wine: Cupcake Dry Riesling Columbia Valley


The Cupcake Vineyards Dry Riesling from the Columbia Valled is on close-outs now. Look for it.

Cupcake Vineyards Dry Riesling Columbia Valley 2010, $9-$10: Cupcake Vineyards hits ’em out of the ballpark. Cupcake partners with vineyards all over the world to produce top-notch, affordable wines. And the grapes from Washington’s Columbia Valley make this one sing. It’s so true to form: grapefruit, pineapple, nectarine, white flowers and a blast of minerality. It’s sassy, and makes you want to take another sip. It even has some alcohol — 13 percent. But grab it now. The next vintage will be sourced from the Mosel and the current Columbia Rieslings are marked down. Meijer has it featured for $8.99. Trust me: It’s delicious.