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Estate Riesling 2000

Estate Riesling 2000 Wine Details
Price: $9.00 per bottle

Description: 2000 was a great year for Riesling, so we let the fruit hang for an additional 5 to 6 weeks. All grapes were touched by noble rot, so the usual wild rose flavor is beautifully complemented by honey and apricot. This wine will agreeably complement Alsatian dishes and fresh-water fish. Ninety-nine cases were produced.

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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