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Wagner Vineyards

Wagner Vineyards
2016 Estate Bottled Select, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.4% RS: 3.95%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
Best Buy

Wagner Vineyards
2016 Estate Bottled Select, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.4% RS: 3.95%
Bright silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of beeswax, peach blossom, pear, white peaches, white flowers, and petrol with a supple, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk peach gummies, dreamsicle, apple handpie, chamomile, and fruit leather finish. A precise and weighty Riesling that delights the senses.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: beeswax, peach blossom, pear, white peaches, white flowers, and petrol
Taste Flavor: peach gummies, dreamsicle, apple handpie, chamomile, and fruit leather
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roquefort, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A precise and weighty Riesling that delights the senses.

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.