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RIESLING VINEYARD SELECT - Central Coast Wine Details
Price: $9.95 per bottle

Description: Crafted in the classic off-dry style, our 2004 Riesling boasts bright honeysuckle and orange blossom aromas. Crisp flavors of apricot, pear and citrus unfold with lively mineral accents across a full-bodied texture. A subtle sweetness is balanced by firm acidity for a refreshing finish.

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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