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Working Dog Winery

Working Dog Winery
2018 Estate Bottled, Riesling, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$21.99

Working Dog Winery
2018 Estate Bottled, Riesling, New Jersey

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of ripe pear, key lime, tomato leaf, and banana with a silky, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk finish that presents impressions of lanolin with no oak flavor. A juicy, fruity Riesling with nice varietal character.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: ripe pear, key lime, tomato leaf, and banana
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of lanolin
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, fruity Riesling with nice varietal character.

The Producer

Working Dog Winery

The Producer
610 Windsor-Perrineville Rd
Hightstown, NJ 08520
USA
1 609-371-6000

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.