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Firesteed

Firesteed
2012 Riesling, Oregon

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.3% RS: .87%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
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Firesteed
2012 Riesling, Oregon

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.3% RS: .87%
Clear emerald straw color. Earthy aromas and flavors of balloon, lime skin, and green apple tree with a supple, tangy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish that exhibits accents of Meyer lemon, minty grassy earth, and limestone with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A nice dry riesling with a good sense of place.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Savory
Aroma Aroma: balloon, lime skin, and green apple tree
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of Meyer lemon, minty grassy earth, and limestone
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oysters With Mignonette, Baked Fish, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice dry riesling with a good sense of place.

The Producer or Importer or Other

Firesteed Cellars

The Producer or  Importer or  Other
2200 W. Pacific Hwy.
Rickreall, OR 97371
USA
1 206-233-0683

Their Portfolio

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.