About Riesling White Wine

About Riesling White Wine
Although many consumers believe Riesling is a sweet wine, there are all types, ranging from bone dry to ultra-sweet. Offering a remarkable array of perfumes ranging from apricot and peach to peony and petrol, and having excellent natural acidity, Riesling is one of the world’s greatest wines.

Top Picks for Riesling

Parallel 44 2016 Estate Ice Wine Wisconsin Ledge
95 points
$55
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of golden raisins, dried apricots, butter roasted nuts, and kidd leather with a tangy, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and an interesting, long finish conveying notes of caramelized green apples and citrus and honeyed spiced peaches. A great American ice wine that drinks like a fine Austrian or German riesling eiswein.
Grgich Hills 2014 Violetta Late Harvest Dessert Wine Napa Valley
94 points
$85
Golden yellow color. Complex aromas of beeswax, petrol, yellow apple confection, lily, rose petal, stewed apricot, and golden raisin with a round, vibrant, very sweet medium-to-full body and a silky, complex, long caramelized lychee, nata de coco, coriander, ginger, grapefruit marmalade, and coconut sugar finish. A beautifully textured, concentrated and stylish dessert wine to show off to Sauternes-loving friends; feel free to cellar.
Hagafen 2017 Wieruszowski Vineyard Estate Bottled Sweet Riesling
94 points
$24
Light straw color. Fruity aromas of ripe apricot, juicy pear, lychee, wool, and candied cashew with a round, vibrant, petillant, fruity medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length beeswax, sweet ginger, meyer lemon, and yellow plum finish with no oak flavor. A juicy, fruit-packed Riesling with a sunny disposition and elegant style; a Cellar Selection.
Wakefield/Taylors 2017 St. Andrews Riesling
93 points
$35
Emerald straw color. Perfumed aromas of honeycomb, fresh gooseberry, apricot, yuzu, ripe heirloom apple, lily, and pineapple with a satiny, racy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a silky, nuanced, medium-long fleur de sel and fresh sage finish with no oak flavor. This mouthwatering riesling will continue to add to its array of complex aromas as it ages; lively and fresh.
Pend d’Oreille 2008 Oui! Red Dessert Wine Washington
93 points
$25
Dark burnt sienna color. Aromas and flavors of tiramisu, maple-fudge, cherry candies, and black pepper with a round, lively, sweet medium-to-full body and a peppery, layered, long finish with suggestions of baked Washington apple with blackberry jam, tamarind chutney, chocolate dipped black licorice, and dates with well-integrated, medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. Lively acidity and peppery nuance make this a craveable dessert wine to share.
Tom Eddy 2010 Old Vine Dessert Wine Zinfandel
93 points
$75
Garnet black color. Fruity aromas of raspberry, chocolate graham cracker crust, dried figs and raisins, and cinnamon babka with a round, lively, sweet medium body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-length chocolate silk, espresso crema, and caramel finish with no oak flavor. A lip smacking late-harvest zinfandel that will be a decadent after-dinner cheese pairing.
Calamity Sue 2016  Riesling
93 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Yellow straw color. Perfumed aromas of dried apricot and pineapple, petrol, vanilla licorice, and carnation with a round, lively, fruity medium body and an even, complex, long yuzu marmalade, pineapple tea cakes, matcha, and ripe mango finish with fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. An excellent Riesling from Arroyo Seco; stylish, refined yet outgoing.
93 points $17.99 Best Buy
Wakefield/Taylors 2017 St. Andrews Riesling
93 points
$35
Emerald straw color. Perfumed aromas and flavors of honeycomb, fresh gooseberry, apricot, yuzu, ripe heirloom apple, lily, and pineapple with a satiny, racy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, nuanced, medium-long finish displaying notes of fleur de sel and fresh sage with no oak flavor. This mouthwatering riesling will continue to add to its array of complex aromas as it ages; lively and fresh.
Wagner Vineyards 2017 Estate Bottled Dry Riesling
91 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Herbal aromas of dried peach, rose petal tea, caraway, and candied fennel seed with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length pineapple, creme fraiche, and kiwi finish with no oak flavor. A perfumed riesling with lively acidity and magnetic appeal.
91 points $14.99 Best Buy
Point of the Bluff Vineyards 2015 Dry Riesling
91 points
$19
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of herbed poached apple and pear, coconut water, and balloon with a supple, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, elegant, long finish with elements of honeyed Meyer lemon and tangerine rinds, peach pit, seltzer, and limestone with crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A lovely, stimulating riesling tailor made for oysters.