Full Review

Falkner

Falkner
2016 Risque Semi-Dry, Riesling, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 1.9%
82 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$21.95

Falkner
2016 Risque Semi-Dry, Riesling, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 1.9%
Pale gold color. Baked, nutty aromas of almond cakes, cooking wine, yellow tomatoes, and tinned tropical fruit with a supple, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a polished, brisk discarded orange peel and molasses finish. A nutty, sherry-like riesling for cooking and adventure.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: almond cakes, cooking wine, yellow tomatoes, and tinned tropical fruit
Taste Flavor: discarded orange peel and molasses
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Bacalao, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nutty, sherry-like riesling for cooking and adventure.

The Producer

Falkner Winery

The Producer
40620 Calle Contento
Temecula, CA 92591
USA
1 951-676-8231

Their Portfolio

89 Falkner 2015 Chardonnay, Temecula Valley 14.5% (USA) $24.95.
84 Falkner 2014 Vintner’s Reserve, Sangiovese, Temecula Valley 13.7% (USA) $59.95.
84 Falkner 2015 Irresistible Rosato, Temecula Valley 13.2% (USA) $16.95.
92 Falkner 2014 Meritage, Temecula Valley 14.4% (USA) $54.95.
94 Falkner 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 13.8% (USA) $39.95.
80 Falkner 2013 Luscious Lips Red, California 14.5% (USA) $17.95.
85 Falkner 2016 Luscious Lips White, California 12% (USA) $17.95.
81 Falkner 2016 Semi-Dry Irresistible Rosato, California 13.2% (USA) $17.95.
82 Falkner 2016 Risque Semi-Dry, Riesling, Temecula Valley 12.5% (USA) $21.95.
88 Falkner 2016 Chardonnay, Temecula Valley 14.5% (USA) $29.95.
96 Falkner 2014 Amante Super Tuscan Style Red Blend, Temecula Valley 13.5% (USA) $54.95.
90 Falkner 2015 Estate Grown Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 15.5% (USA) $79.95.
88 Falkner 2015 Special Selection Meritage, California 13.5% (USA) $59.95.
90 Falkner 2015 Field Blend Port, South Coast 18% (USA) $39.95.
87 Falkner 2017 Luscious Lips White, California 12% (USA) $17.95.
90 Falkner 2017 Viognier, Temecula Valley 14.3% (USA) $29.95.
93 Falkner 2015 Syrah, California 15% (USA) $49.95.
86 Falkner 2015 Special Selection Meritage, California 13.5% (USA) $59.95.
84 Falkner 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13% (USA) $29.95.
87 Falkner 2017 Chardonnay, Temecula Valley 14.2% (USA) $34.95.
86 Falkner 2017 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $26.95.
87 Falkner 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Temecula Valley 14.7% (USA) $26.95.
90 Falkner 2018 Viognier, Temecula Valley 14.9% (USA) $29.95.
88 Falkner 2016 Syrah, Temecula Valley 15.4% (USA) $44.95.

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.