One wine that came up repeatedly was the(as well as their Argentsinger Vineyard one). I picked up two bottles of the 2012 for $ 14.99 each and poured them for discerning audiences. First, my wife, who is not generally a huge Riesling fan but she gave this one a thumbs up. I rated it a …
Since my experience with German Rieslings is basically limited to the Giaconda portfolio, I hesitate to generalize, but Rheinhessen seems to me to be
…Makes you think of a summer day in a garden (which is how Hugh Johnson used to describe Rieslings, but it applies equally to GB).
Other fine producers include Zaca Mesa, Tangent, Coghlan, Stark, Tres Hermanos and Tercero. Note the prevalence of Santa Ynez Valley origins. There's no question that this wonderful, warmish inland valley, in the heart of Santa Barbara's wine country, has established itself as the capital of Rhône varieties, red and white, in California…
… Clare. 11.8%. Like the other Grosset rieslings this one now has a specific place name. Tahitian lime and the seashore. A hint of spritz this is searing and intense, with salt and fleetingly and curiously and perhaps incorrectly - soy. Off dry, but still Australian in emphasis and outlook.
…Finger Lakes bottlings, also receiving the most attention from critics and winemakers, were the Rieslings and ice wines. But I found the Gewürztraminers extremely alluring and attractively priced. From Niagara, Cabernet Franc and Meritage blends along with a Syrah showed the most promise among reds of the AVA. The wines had a surprising sturdiness and weight, no doubt from the warmth of the micro-climate.
Here are 10 bottles to try (including one cider!):
…but given it's sweetness, DEFINITELY spicy! When I first starting drinking wine I was a fan of Rieslings and other sweeter wines but as I've matured, so have my tastes and I typically only enjoy sweeter wines with a great food pairing that calls for it. This bottle recommended enjoying it with fruits or cheeses and on a night filled with munchies and cheese and thanks to a big craving for bubbles I decided to open this wine even though nothing spicy was on the menu.
The over arching …
…intentionally Viento Wines are works of the Riesling-maker's art. Nice wines!in style, for example, and Rich Cushman's Rieslings at
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So theis Oregon on the west end (and on both sides of the river), but as you drive east things begin to change. By the time you reach you've experienced a rain shadow effect and the average rainfall is just 10 inches! and ( Washington…
With the focus firmly on NSW wines, Patina has released two new Rieslings; its 2012 Patina Riesling ($27) and 2012 Patina Scandalous Riesling ($22). Riesling remains one of Australia's most under valued variety. It has been described as the world's finest white grape variety based on the longevity of its wines and its ability to capture its terroir without losing its inherent characteristics.
was recently on with singing the praises of and while promoting her new book .
She talks about Rieslings, Viongiers, andblends from New York and Virginia.Here's the link to the interview!
…that a wine with chocolate notes comes from soil with chocolate in it. Or all those petrol-aromaed Rieslings are from vineyards near gas stations. The words we use to describe wine are just poor approximations of the experience of tasting a wine, not ingredient lists.
I'm reminded of this quote from Liquid Memory: Why : Mattersin his book,
But maybe, at the end of the day, we should be happy that most wine talk is so ridiculous. In a world that is …