Full Review

Sharpe Hill

Sharpe Hill
2016 Vineyard Reserve, Riesling, Connecticut

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: .2%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
Best Buy

Sharpe Hill
2016 Vineyard Reserve, Riesling, Connecticut

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: .2%
Pale straw color. Aromas of ripe pears, fruit cup, fragrant jasmine, and white tea with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a medium-length finish with no oak. A solid riesling that shows Connecticut’s potential.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: ripe pears, fruit cup, fragrant jasmine, and white tea
Taste Flavor: medium-length
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Poached Salmon with Lemon Butter , Grilled Sea Scallops, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid riesling that shows Connecticut's potential.

The Producer

Sharpe Hill Vineyard

The Producer
108 Wade Rd
Pomfret, CT 06258
USA
1 860-974-3549

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.