Full Review

Armstrong Valley Winery

Armstrong Valley Winery
NV Riesling, Pennsylvania

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .15%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$18

Armstrong Valley Winery
NV Riesling, Pennsylvania

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .15%
Silvery straw color. Fruity, earthy aromas and flavors of ripe lemons and peaches, grass, pickled melon, and rice with a soft, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a seamless, breezy finish with no oak flavor. A crisp, savory dry riesling for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Quaffable & Savory
Aroma Aroma: ripe lemons and peaches, grass, pickled melon, and rice
Taste Flavor: ripe lemons and peaches, grass, pickled melon, and rice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Dover Sole with Brown Butter, Grilled Octopus, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp, savory dry riesling for the table.

The Producer

Armstrong Valley Vineyard & Winery

The Producer
212 Rutter Rd
Halifax, PA 17032
USA
1 717-896-7700

Riesling

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
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.

Germany is home to the most famous examples of Riesling; produced from vineyards along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, these wines have tremendous character and minerality, owing to the slate soils these vines are planted on. Alsace, in northeastern France is another region that excels with Riesling (especially dry versions); the same is true for the Clare Valley in Australia, where Rieslings are often characterized by a petrol aroma.

Dry versions work with many different types of foods, from seafood with cream sauces to pork, veal and duck. Sweeter version should either be served on their own or with blue cheeses such as stilton or gorgonzola.

While it is safe to say that Riesling is an under appreciated wine for the typical American consumer, there has been greater popularity over the past few decades, as dry and off-dry Rieslings pair beautifully with Thai, Asian and fusion cuisine; thus Riesling is a wine directly linked to a healthy lifestyle.