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Compass® Riesling

Compass® Riesling Wine Details
Price: $14.00 per bottle

Description: Compass ® , the Dreyer Family’s brand known for high quality, high value wines from “all points of the compass” is pleased to release its 2004 Oregon Riesling. This inaugural release is a semi-sweet, Spatlese-style Riesling exhibiting beautiful crisp citrus fruit, mineral notes, and a soft tasty finish. Located in Yoncalla, Oregon this Riesling vineyard’s location in the Umpqua Valley Appellation, allows for the highest quality growing conditions for this varietal. The 2004 growing season was exceptional with the no rains until after the harvest, thus allowing the grapes to gain full maturity with concentrated character and excellent sugar levels. This Compass ®Riesling makes a great aperitif, and is an absolutely wonderful companion to many foods.

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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