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Atwater

Atwater
2014 Riesling, Seneca Lake

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Riesling

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

Atwater
2014 Riesling, Seneca Lake

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.1% RS: 2.8%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of pickled melon and peach, hint of elmer’s glue, and river stones with a silky, tangy, off-dry light body and a smooth, interesting, breezy finish that exhibits impressions of lemon and orange, honeyed apple, hint of balloon, and nutskin with soft, crunchy, fruit tannins. A racy off-dry riesling with nice varietal character.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: pickled melon and peach, hint of Elmer's glue, and river stones
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of lemon and orange, honeyed apple, hint of balloon, and nutskin
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Coconut Crusted Shrimp , Fish Tacos, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A racy off-dry riesling with nice varietal character.

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.