Full Review

White Pine

White Pine
2013 Semi-Dry Reserve, Riesling, Michigan

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10% RS: 1.8%
81 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$15.99

White Pine
2013 Semi-Dry Reserve, Riesling, Michigan

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10% RS: 1.8%
Light color. Funky aromas of beeswax, gum wrapper, marzipan, and petrol with a soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a medium-length gooseberry and celery finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A funky Riesling.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: beeswax, gum wrapper, marzipan, and petrol
Taste Flavor: gooseberry and celery
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Gazpacho, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A funky Riesling.

The Producer

White Pine Winery

The Producer
317 State St
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
USA
1 269-281-0098

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.