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

Johnson Estate 2019 Estate Grown 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.
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.
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.
Ferrante 2016 Ice Wine Vidal Blanc
94 points
$29.99
Gold color. Aromas of lychee, ripe cantaloupe, golden raspberry, fresh grated ginger, peach candies, and honeycomb with a thick, vibrant, very sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long roasted nuts and sesame seed candy finish. Bright aromas of exotic fruit beacon to a glass of this fantastic ice wine from Ohio.
94 points $29.99
Wakefield/Taylors 2018 Reserve Parcel Riesling
94 points
$25
Straw green color. Fruity aromas and flavors of pineapple, Asian pear, ripe peach, yuzu, musk, and honeycomb with a round, racy, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long finish displaying notes of cloudberry. A fruity and pure Riesling with cellar-worthy acidity; enjoy its freshness now or uncover greater complexity after several years in the cellar.
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.