Full Review

Easley

Easley
2016 Riesling, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 2.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$8.99
Best Buy

Easley
2016 Riesling, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 2.5%
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of diesel and white peony with a round, crisp, off-dry medium body and a smooth, medium-length beeswax, meyer lemon sorbet, and nougat with almonds finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A craveable riesling that will be a hit.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: diesel and white peony
Taste Flavor: beeswax, meyer lemon sorbet, and nougat with almonds
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Dover Sole Almondine, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A craveable riesling that will be a hit.

The Producer

Easley Winery

The Producer
205 N College Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46202
USA
1 317-636-4516

Their Portfolio

83 Easley 2016 Traminette, American 11% (USA) $8.99.
87 Easley 2016 Riesling, American 11% (USA) $8.99.
89 Easley NV Reggae White 10% (USA) $6.99.
85 Easley NV Sweet Tulip, Moscato, American 10% (USA) $6.99.
85 Easley NV Reggae Red 10% (USA) $6.99.
84 Easley NV Reggae Blush 10% (USA) $6.99.
86 Easley NV Reggae White 10% (USA) $6.99.
87 Easley NV Sweel Barrel Red 10% (USA) $6.99.
92 Easley NV Blueberry Jubilee 10% (USA) $8.99.
87 Easley NV Reggae Sangria 10% (USA) $6.99.
87 Easley NV Reggae Margarita 11% (USA) $6.99.
84 Easley NV Cranberry Jubilee, Muscat 8% (USA) $8.99.
89 Easley NV Reggae Red 10% (USA) $6.99.
86 Easley NV Reggae White 10% (USA) $6.99.
85 Easley NV Reggae Blush 10% (USA) $6.99.
84 Easley NV Reggae Sangria 10% (USA) $10.00.
90 Easley NV Reggae Margarita 11% (USA) $6.99.
88 Easley NV Sweet Tulip Red 10% (USA) $6.99.
86 Easley NV Sweet Tulip Off-Dry, Moscato, American 10% (USA) $6.99.
83 Easley NV Sweet Tulip Pink Moscato, American 10% (USA) $6.99.
83 Easley NV Sweel Barrel Red 10% (USA) $7.99.
84 Easley NV Sweet Barrel White 10% (USA) $7.99.
86 Easley NV Cranberry Jubilee 8% (USA) $8.99.
90 Easley Regel Tej Mead 10% (USA) $8.99.
87 I THINK NV Red Blend 13.6% (USA) $14.99.
84 No Opposition 2016 Chardonnay, American 12% (USA) $9.99.
84 No Opposition NV Red Blend 13% (USA) $9.99.
82 No Opposition 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, American 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
85 No Opposition NV Red Blend 13% (USA) $9.99.
84 No Opposition 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, American 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
87 No Opposition 2016 Chardonnay 12% (USA) $9.99.
87 No Opposition 2018 Dry Rosé, Syrah, American 11.8% (USA) $9.99.
85 Sweet Tulip NV White Moscato 10% (USA) $6.99.
86 Sweet Tulip NV Sweet Tulip Red 10% (USA) $6.99.
88 Sweet Tulip NV Sweet Tulip Pink Moscato, Muscat 10% (USA) $6.99.

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.