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Wagner Vineyards

Wagner Vineyards
2014 Estate Grown & Bottled, Caywood East Vineyard, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.3% RS: .5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$17.99
Best Buy

Wagner Vineyards
2014 Estate Grown & Bottled, Caywood East Vineyard, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.3% RS: .5%
Pale emerald straw color. Delicate, fruity, savory aromas of apple-peach relish, nuts, lemon peel, and coconut water with a soft, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, nuanced, medium-length honeyed lime and chalk finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A clean, bright, and vibrant riesling with great structure, dimension, and especially mouthwatering acidity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp, lively, non-oaky & fruity
Aroma Aroma: apple-peach relish, nuts, lemon peel, and coconut water
Taste Flavor: honeyed lime and chalk
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Steamed Mussels, Roasted Branzino, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A clean, bright, and vibrant riesling with great structure, dimension, and especially mouthwatering acidity.

The Producer

Wagner Vineyards

The Producer
9322 State Rte 414
Lodi, NY 14860
USA
1 607-582-6450

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.