Full Review

Crestwood

Crestwood
2018 Barrel, Riesling, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$5.99
Best Buy

Crestwood
2018 Barrel, Riesling, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Straw color. Aromas of fresh, juicy lime, hint of lychee, pineapple, geranium, and jicama with a silky, vibrant, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-length ripe apricot, wet stone, and wheat grass finish with no oak flavor. A fresh and ripe Riesling with that’s elegant and juicy.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Non-Oaky, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: fresh, juicy lime, hint of lychee, pineapple, geranium, and jicama
Taste Flavor: ripe apricot, wet stone, and wheat grass
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fresh and ripe Riesling with that's elegant and juicy.

The Retailer

Aldi Inc.

The Retailer
1200 North Kirk Road
Batavia, IL 60510
USA
1 630-761-2259

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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.