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The View

The View
2015 Riesling, Okanagan Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .286%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16.95

The View
2015 Riesling, Okanagan Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .286%
Brilliant golden yellow color. Fruity, spicy aromas and flavors of spiced apple and melon, meringue, and flower bush with a supple, tangy, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length finish with nuances of tangerine and kiwi, lime powder, and grass with crunchy, dusty, fine tannins. An rich, tangy, tropical dry riesling with lots of pairing possibilities.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Savory
Aroma Aroma: spiced apple and melon, meringue, and flower bush
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of tangerine and kiwi, lime powder, and grass
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Poached Scallops With Chorizo Butter, Shrimp Fajitas, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An rich, tangy, tropical dry riesling with lots of pairing possibilities.

The Producer

The View Winery

The Producer
2287 Ward Rd. #1
Kelowna, BC V1W 4R5
Canada
1 250-860-0742

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.