Full Review

White Pine

White Pine
2016 Dry, Riesling, Michigan

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15.99
Best Buy

White Pine
2016 Dry, Riesling, Michigan

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .5%
Clear straw color. Aromas of buttercup flowers, amber honey, and potato chips with an crisp, dry medium-full body and a captivating, medium-long honey blossom, graham cracker, petrol, and slate finish with no oak. A charming Michigan Riesling with surprising German qualities and layers.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky
Aroma Aroma: buttercup flowers, amber honey, and potato chips
Taste Flavor: honey blossom, graham cracker, petrol, and slate
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Duck Confit, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A charming Michigan Riesling with surprising German qualities and layers.

The Producer

White Pine Winery

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

Their Portfolio

84 White Pine 2012 Reserve, Riesling, Lake Michigan Shore 10% (USA) $15.99.
86 White Pine 2013 Reserve, Riesling, Lake Michigan Shore 10% (USA) $15.99.
87 White Pine 2013 Traminette, Lake Michigan Shore 12.5% (USA) $14.99.
88 White Pine 2013 Pinot Grigio, Lake Michigan Shore 12.5% (USA) $15.99.
90 White Pine 2013 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Michigan 12.5% (USA) $26.99.
90 White Pine 2012 Reserve, "Serendipity", Michigan 13% (USA) $24.99.
88 White Pine 2012 Reserve, Merlot, Michigan 13% (USA) $24.99.
83 White Pine 2013 Riesling, Lake Michigan Shore 12% (USA) $14.99.
84 White Pine 2013 Traminette, Lake Michigan Shore 12.5% (USA) $14.99.
88 White Pine NV White Expression 11.5% (USA) $10.99.
88 White Pine 2013 Reserve, Syrah, Lake Michigan Shore 12.5% (USA) $29.99.
84 White Pine 2014 Dry Riesling, Lake Michigan Shore 12% (USA) $14.99.
92 White Pine 2014 Traminette, Lake Michigan Shore 12.5% (USA) $14.99.
84 White Pine NV Pinot Grigio, American 12.5% (USA) $15.99.
81 White Pine NV Pinot Grigio, American 12.5% (USA) $15.99.
88 White Pine 2015 Dry, Riesling, Michigan 12% (USA) $15.99.
81 White Pine 2013 Semi-Dry Reserve, Riesling, Michigan 10% (USA) $15.99.
86 White Pine NV White Expression Medium Sweet White Blend, Michigan 11.5% (USA) $10.99.
88 White Pine 2016 Mirage Reserve, Chambourcin, Lake Michigan Shore 20% (USA) $15.99.
89 White Pine NV Ice Wine Reserve, Lake Michigan Shore 11.4% (USA) $29.99.
84 White Pine 2016 Pinot Grigio, Michigan 12.5% (USA) $16.99.
90 White Pine 2016 Dry, Riesling, Michigan 12.5% (USA) $15.99.
87 White Pine 2016 Semi-Dry Reserve, Riesling, Michigan 10% (USA) $16.99.
85 White Pine 2016 Traminette, Michigan 12.5% (USA) $15.99.

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.