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Pale Dry Cocktail Sherry

Pale Dry Cocktail Sherry Wine Details

Description: This is a classic fino style sherry. The wine is mostly Riesling that was inoculated with Flor Sherry Yeast several years back. Flor Yeast forms a film over the wine during or after fermentation. The Yeast protects the wine from being acetified-turning to vinegar- and at the same time, slowly oxidizes the wine giving it that characteristic nutty flavor while preserving a fair amount of the grape aroma. The upshot of all this is a chillable, delicate aperitif style wine that is perfect pre-dinner or late afternoon with cashews, smoky cheeses or pate'.

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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