Full Review

Fox Hollow Vineyards

Fox Hollow Vineyards
2017 Riesling, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$20

Fox Hollow Vineyards
2017 Riesling, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
Bright straw color. Aromas of pineapple, ripe apple, ripe pear, ginger powder, beeswax, spray roses, and jicama with a satiny, lively, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length lime curd, butter, and thyme finish with no oak flavor. A crisp and weighty Riesling with nice varietal character; nice aging potential.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: pineapple, ripe apple, ripe pear, ginger powder, beeswax, spray roses, and jicama
Taste Flavor: lime curd, butter, and thyme
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp and weighty Riesling with nice varietal character; nice aging potential.

The Producer

Fox Hollow Vineyards

The Producer
939 Holmdel Road
Holmdel, NJ 07733
USA
1 732-7720330

Their Portfolio

84 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2016 Barrel Aged Reserve, Chardonnay, New Jersey 14% (USA) $35.00.
87 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2016 Petite Belle White, New Jersey 13.65% (USA) $20.00.
94 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2015 Autumn Harvest "Dessert Wine", New Jersey 15.7% (USA) $35.00.
88 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2017 Derby White Blend, New Jersey 11.65% (USA) $28.00.
85 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2015 The Huntsman Red Blend, New Jersey 14.3% (USA) $40.00.
88 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Franc, New Jersey 16.4% (USA) $28.00.
88 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, New Jersey 15.3% (USA) $32.00.
83 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2017 Deco Rosé, New Jersey 13% (USA) $28.00.
85 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2017 Charleston Rosé, New Jersey 14.25% (USA) $28.00.
84 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2017 Halcyon Days Rosé, New Jersey 13% (USA) $28.00.
87 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2017 Pink Flamingo Rosé, New Jersey 14.25% (USA) $22.00.
87 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2017 Bee’s Knees Rosé, New Jersey 15.3% (USA) $28.00.
85 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2018 Pink Flamingo Rosé, New Jersey 12.5% (USA) $22.00.
89 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2017 Riesling, New Jersey 14% (USA) $20.00.
87 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2016 Barrel Aged, Chardonnay, New Jersey 14% (USA) $25.00.
92 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2014 Field Master Red Blend, New Jersey 13.15% (USA) $40.00.
93 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Franc, New Jersey 16.4% (USA) $32.00.
91 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, New Jersey 12.7% (USA) $32.00.
90 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2017 Derby White Muscat, New Jersey 11.65% (USA) $28.00.
90 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2015 The Huntsman Red Blend, New Jersey 14.3% (USA) $40.00.
90 Fox Hollow Vineyards 2018 Reserve, Petit Manseng, New Jersey 13.5% (USA) $28.00.

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.