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Riesling, Columbia Valley

Riesling, Columbia Valley Wine Details
Price: $16.00 per bottle

Description: Our 2004 Riesling stylishly illustrates the potential of Washington State for world class white wines in cooler vintages. The nose is vibrant with inviting flint, citrus, lemon sorbet, coconut, rhubarb and honeysuckle aromas. In the mouth, kiwi and pineapple flavors are nicely framed by a lively acidity. The beautiful finish extends with graceful Granny Smith apple nuances. This Riesling offers an interesting combination of styles: very powerful and generous flavors typical of the new world and also a graceful restraint reminiscent of the old world

Varietal Definition
On the sweeter end of the spectrum, some of the best dessert wines should give thanks to the Riesling varietal. Riesling is known for its complementary nature of combining balanced acidity with sugar. Rieslings are made dry to sweet, but it is the sweet style Riesling that brought about its popularity in the United States. With the rise of spicy sauces, marinades and dips to flavor our meal, Riesling plays a part in taking off the edge of the heat. Riesling is known for a number of signature characteristics: floral, citrus and pear. Riesling has peaked in California with 11,000 acres planted. Today, Monterey County’s cool-climate areas and its long growing season produce good amounts of character for the Riesling grape. Outside of


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