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Reserve Riesling Wine Details
Price: $14.95 per bottle

Description: Another winning Riesling has made an appearance from the Maleta cellars. The 2002 Reserve is a delicate gold color with fresh hints of green. The nose is floral with some apricot notes and loads of crisp Granny Smith apple. On the palate, the maturity of the vines shows with complex fruitiness and elegant structure. With just the barest hint of residual sugar, the wine leads with fresh fruit, more green apple, some candied pears, opulent lime and tart grapefruit.

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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