About Riesling White Wine

About Riesling White Wine
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.

Top Picks for Riesling

Wakefield 2020  Riesling
94 points
$18
Best Buy
Brilliant yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of pez candies, pear, mango skin, and ginger with a silky, lively, light body and a seamless, captivating, medium-length finish that shows accents of grapefruit, sweet banana, and pineapple with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. Hallmark peach and petrol notes and a long acid-driven finish will keep one coming back sip after sip.
Awards: 2021 Top 2 Riesling '2021 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 White Wine $20 and Under' Best Value Australian Riesling
94 points $18 Best Buy
Johnson Estate 2019 Estate Grown Ice Wine Chambourcin
94 points
$49
Garnet black color. Aromas of boysenberry, damson plum, birch, lilac, and rhubarb preserves with a round, lively, sweet medium-to-full body and a silky, complex, very long blackberry coulis, hints of ripe mango, candied ginger, and glazed pastry finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. An outstanding expression of Chambourcin; this is a great Ice Wine to let the grape’s best characteristics shine.
Awards: 2021 Best Ice Wine
Rooftop Reds 2017  Riesling
94 points
$18
Best Buy
Golden yellow color. Aromas of ripe starfruit, dried pineapple, hints of hazelnut, and rubber with a supple, lively, moderately sweet medium body and a graceful, very complex, very long underripe peach and tropical fruit tart finish with no oak flavor. A skillfully grown Riesling with exceptional balance and intoxicating aromatics; let it work its magic with the meal, or simply enjoy all on its own.
Awards: 2021 Top 2 Riesling 2021 New York Wine Classic - Best Riesling (Medium Dry)
94 points $18 Best Buy
Domaine des Bernardins 2017  Muscat
94 points
$40
Steely orange color. Aromas of ripe peach, honey-drizzled apricot, golden raisins, and lime peel with a round, crisp, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length orange blossom water and chamomile tea finish. A bright Beaumes de Venise Blanc that offers delicate notes of dried fruit and honey.
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Homestead Reserve Riesling
93 points
$23
Pale golden straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of crystallized ginger, pineapple, white peach tea, banana, and coriander with a round, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a sleek, complex, long finish manifesting notes of fresh lemon, lime zest, and wet stone with no oak flavor. A bone dry but overtly fruity Riesling with mouthwatering acidity and easy-to-love style.
Wagner Vineyards 2019 Select Riesling
93 points
$14
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of dried apple and pear, rocks and straw, and dried eucalyptus with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish displaying touches of honeyed apple skin and lime-kiwi sorbet. A pleasing and pretty Riesling that drinks effortlessly.
93 points $14 Best Buy
Weis Vineyards 2019 Semi-Dry Riesling
93 points
$17
Best Buy
Pale straw color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of poached peaches, spiced apples, and flowers with a supple, tangy, medium body and a polished, engaging, long finish with shades of golden kiwi citrus salad and honeyed green apples with no oak flavor. A robust off-dry Riesling with plenty to love.
93 points $17 Best Buy
Boundary Breaks 2018 #239 Dry Riesling
93 points
$22
Golden straw color. Inviting aromas of pear, crushed stone, honeysuckle, white grapefruit, and golden kiwi with a satiny, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, subtle, medium-long pineapple sorbet, Meyer lemon, lime curd, and pressed flowers finish with no oak flavor. An impeccably balanced Riesling with great complexity that comes alive on the palate.
Monte De Oro 2015 Legato Dessert Wine Cinsault
93 points
$39
Brown brick red color. Tropical aromas and flavors of overripe pineapple, brown sugar, apricot marmalade, quince, thyme, and fig paste with a satiny, lively, very sweet medium body and a warming, complex, medium-long finish revealing impressions of Spanish peanuts, Madeira cake, cinnamon pastry, and baklava with moderate oak flavor. A distinctive dessert wine with enticing tropical nuance and toasty complexity; a must-try.
Château LaFayette Reneau 2018 Estate Semi-Dry Riesling
92 points
$14
Best Buy
Straw color. Aromas of meyer lemon, fresh apricot, and baby bananas with a round, lively, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, complex, long peach sorbet, hints of custard tart, and bruleed lime finish with no oak flavor. A balanced, lengthy Riesling that will fit right in at the table; joyous and generous.
92 points $14 Best Buy