Full Review

Hawk Haven

Hawk Haven
2017 Signature Series, Riesling, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.4% RS: <1%
82 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$21.99

Hawk Haven
2017 Signature Series, Riesling, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.4% RS: <1%
White gold color. Aromas of lime pith, eggy peach soufflé, and sticky rice with a lean, crisp, dry thin body and a smooth, scant chalk and sourdough bread finish with no oak. A zingy quaffer.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: lime pith, eggy peach soufflé, and sticky rice
Taste Flavor: chalk and sourdough bread
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A zingy quaffer.

The Producer

Hawk Haven Vineyard

The Producer
600 S Railroad Ave
Rio Grande, NJ 08242
USA
1 609-846-7347

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.