Full Review

Lakewood

Lakewood
2015 Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.7% RS: 1.97%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14
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Lakewood
2015 Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.7% RS: 1.97%
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of apple sauce, reduced lemon, and melon rind with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, intriguing, medium-length ripe nectarine finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A rock solid riesling with nice fruit and structure.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: apple sauce, reduced lemon, and melon rind
Taste Flavor: ripe nectarine
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Panang Curry, Catfish Pad Ped, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock solid riesling with nice fruit and structure.

The Producer

Lakewood Vineyards

The Producer
4024 State Rte 14
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
USA
1 607-535-9252

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.