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Riesling Wine Details
Price: $12.00 per bottle

Description: Although young, this newly bottled Riesling is showing plenty of character. Aromatically, scents of freshly baked bread, wet stones, and baby powder are the first out of the gate. Can’t have a California Riesling without floral notes and this one has them in spades - plumeria, honeysuckle, and roses all contribute. In fact, does anyone remember White Shoulders perfume? A bit of that in here as well. As the wine sits in the glass for a bit, the scents of apricots, oranges and lemon marmalade emerge. Given a little more time in bottle, this symphony of scents will all be playing together. In the mouth the wine is bright, fresh and clean. Lovely acidity balances the lowest residual sugar ever on Gainey Riesling (except for the Dry Riesling). A mélange of fruit flavors such as lemons, peaches and apricots intermingle and the lively spritzy character create a refreshing wine of depth to enjoy with a wide variety of foods - or simply enjoy by itself or at the beach. Enjoy over the next year or two.

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
The Symphony Grape was developed in California in the 1960's by Dr. Olmo at U.C. Davis. It is a cross between Muscat of Alexandria and Grenache Gris. The fragrances and pleasant fruit flavors make it suitable for a white wine.


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