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Point of the Bluff Vineyards

Point of the Bluff Vineyards
2016 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19
Best Buy
Cellar Selection

Point of the Bluff Vineyards
2016 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5%
Straw green color. Aromas of pineapple glaze, ripe peach, hints of rambutan, rubber band, and flint with a satiny, lively, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-long sweet ginger, white tea, and pickled yellow bell pepper finish with no oak flavor. A fresh and outgoing Riesling with great concentration and length; will garner more elegance with cellar time.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: pineapple glaze, ripe peach, hints of rambutan, rubber band, and flint
Taste Flavor: sweet ginger, white tea, and pickled yellow bell pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fresh and outgoing Riesling with great concentration and length; will garner more elegance with cellar time.

The Producer

Point of the Bluff Vineyards LLC

The Producer
8524 Broadview Heights
Keuka Park, NY 14478
USA
1 585-259-7186

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.