Drink of the Week: Nine Hats Riesling 2016

nine-hats-2016-riesling-verticalWashington’s Long Shadows Vintners achieved acclaim when it banded together a team of winemakers from around the world to bestow their expertise onto Walla Walla wine grapes. In 2007 its sister label Nine Hats, named for the global visionaries behind Long Shadows’ feats, was born. The younger winery has earned a reputation of its own for reasons showcased in the recently released Riesling. Opening with aromas of honeysuckle and jasmine, this crisp, bright wine balances its juicy nature with citrus notes, offering the perfect wine to savor as summer winds down and fall begins. $14, ninehatswines.com