Full Review

Atwater

Atwater
2014 Medium-Sweet, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.1% RS: 2.8%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16

Atwater
2014 Medium-Sweet, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.1% RS: 2.8%
Bright straw green color. Aromas of melon rind and grapefruit, dough, quartz, and apple skins with a bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a graceful, medium-length ripe melon, kiwi tart, and sweet dill pickle finish with fine, fruit tannins. A fruity quaffer with an interesting relish-like presence.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: melon rind and grapefruit, dough, quartz, and apple skins
Taste Flavor: ripe melon, kiwi tart, and sweet dill pickle
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Tuna Salad Sandwich, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity quaffer with an interesting relish-like presence.

The Producer

Atwater Estate Vineyards

The Producer
5055 Rte 414
Burdett, NY 14818
USA
1 607-546-8463

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.