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St. Julian

St. Julian
2016 Reserve, Riesling, Lake Michigan Shore

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 1.3%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99

St. Julian
2016 Reserve, Riesling, Lake Michigan Shore

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 1.3%
Medium yellow straw color. Fruity, floral aromas of honeysuckle, apricot confection, orange flower water, camphor, and turkish delight with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a carefree tropical fruit cocktail, key lime cordial, and herbal tea finish with no oak flavor. A fruity, tropical riesling that could easily become a weeknight go-to.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & New World
Aroma Aroma: honeysuckle, apricot confection, orange flower water, camphor, and turkish delight
Taste Flavor: tropical fruit cocktail, key lime cordial, and herbal tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sushi, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity, tropical riesling that could easily become a weeknight go-to.

The Producer

St. Julian Wine Co. Inc.

The Producer
716 S. Kalamazoo Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079
USA
1 269-657-5568

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.