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Late Harvest Riesling Wine Details
Price: $7.99 per bottle

Description: Silver Medal -- Los Angeles County Fair. Sweet and silky, a harmonious dessert-style wine that exhales aromas of dried fruit honey, orange zest, tangerine and cinnamon apple pie flavors. Racy acidity frames flavors of honey dew, pineapple and orange Marmalade. Sip by itself or match with poached pears, creamy cheeses (Munster, Gouda, Feta, Edam) and fruit. Drink now until 2010.

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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