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2002 Willamette Valley Riesling

2002 Willamette Valley Riesling Wine Details

Description: Our quest for great American Riesling continues! This is our fifth vintage from Yamhill Vineyards, and this year's version is a fascinating chameleon of a wine. Explosive aromatics of apple and pear hang on a steely, mineral laden frame that sends your mind to the Mosel, while the richness & depth on the palate takes you to Alsace. We think it may be the ultimate expression of a world class Oregon dry Riesling. Enjoy now and over the next few years.

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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