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Efeste Evergreen 2008 Riesling
(Columbia Valley ($16)
This year’s Seattle magazine “Winemaker to Watch,” Brennon Leighton has a history with Riesling. He worked at Chateau Ste. Michelle as its white-wine maker, crafting its excellent Eroica Riesling as well as other whites. At Efeste, Leighton has brought all his skills to this dry Riesling, from the Evergreen Vineyard near George, a cooler, higher elevation site that helps the grapes ripen slowly and develop great acidity. Mineral, green apple and zesty lime notes make this an easy-drinking, food-friendly wine. Pair it with: Trout just off the grill.

Available at local wine shops

Also featured in our 2009 Editors' Holiday Gift Picks:
Historic Photos of Puget Sound
BedVoyage Germaphobe Sheet Set
Goodbyn Lunch Boxes
Moon Jar Banks for Kids
Prairie Underground Hoodie
Bergren Cutting Board

Coal Considered Fedora
Shelli Markee Earrings
Ork Seattle Nabe Posters
Chicken Purse at David Barton