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Rapidan River Dry Riesling

Rapidan River Dry Riesling Wine Details
Price: $13.99 per bottle

Description: The Rapidan River Dry Reisling is made in the traditional Alsatian style. It boasts crisp fruit flavors and sumptuous aromas guaranteed to please the most exacting palate. We harvested the Riesling in September 2000 at the peak of its flavor and ripeness. Our Riesling is protected from all possible oxidation in the fruit, juice, and wine stages of the vinification process. The juice is fined prior to fermentation and is cold fermented (45-55 degrees F) using Epernay and Wadensville yeasts. These yeast strains accentuate the natural fruit aromas of the Riesling variety. This Rapidan River Dry Reisling displays the aromas of apricots, mango, and rose petals. The flavors are full, and the balance is crisp and delightful. The wine is a wonderful companion to chicken, smoked salmon or trout, stir-fry vegetables, and shellfish.

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


Monica says...
A great surprise. Better than their semi-dry, which used to be my favorite Riesling. This wine tastes like fresh apricots with great acidity which produces a fresh, crisp wine.

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