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Milbrandt Vineyards

Milbrandt Vineyards
2018 Evergreen Vineyard Family Grown, Riesling, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$12.99

Milbrandt Vineyards
2018 Evergreen Vineyard Family Grown, Riesling, Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: <1%
Silvery emerald straw color. Floral aromas and flavors of honeyed peaches and apples and apple blossoms with a supple, vibrant, off-dry medium body and a polished, engaging, medium-long finish revealing accents of clementine, Meyer lemon, and almond skin with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A bright and very attractive New World style Riesling with great acidity for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Savory, Quaffable & New World
Aroma Aroma: honeyed peaches and apples and apple blossoms
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of clementine, Meyer lemon, and almond skin
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Jambalaya, BBQ Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright and very attractive New World style Riesling with great acidity for the table.

The Producer

Milbrandt Vineyards

The Producer
508 Cabernet Ct
Prosser, WA 99350
USA
1 509-788-0030

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.