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By Paul Gregutt
The Times 

Wine of the Week

Sleight of Hand Cellars 2021 The Magician Evergreen Vineyard Riesling


August 18, 2022

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The talented team of winery co-founder Trey Busch and production winemaker Keith Johnson have elevated all of the SoH wines in recent years, while expanding production capacity and opening up new venues across the state. This summertime Riesling is sourced from a vineyard near the Gorge Amphitheater in an AVA called the Ancient Lakes. The calcareous soil is perfect for white wines, as this steely, stony example – dry as an ancient lake – amply demonstrates. The flavors focus on lemony citrus and refreshing wet stone minerality. It's a wine to drink nicely chilled, and toss in an ice cub...

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