Full Review

White Pine

White Pine
2014 Dry Riesling, Lake Michigan Shore

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: .6%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$14.99

White Pine
2014 Dry Riesling, Lake Michigan Shore

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: .6%
Bright light golden yellow color. Bright, minerally, fruity rubbery aromas of green apple, molten plastic - petrol, lime pith, and clay with a tangy, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, intriguing, quick finish with no tannins and no oak.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: green apple, molten plastic - petrol, lime pith, and clay
Taste Flavor: warming, intriguing, quick
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Brook Trout, Sushi, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Recommended

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.