Full Review

Arrington Vineyards

Arrington Vineyards
2021 Riesling, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 1.05%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$22

Arrington Vineyards
2021 Riesling, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 1.05%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of jasmine, lemon candy, pear juice, and capri sun with a medium body and a medium-length finish revealing notes of green apple and elderflower, white peach, canned pineapple juice, and jasmine. An approachable Riesling with honey and jasmine notes that will pair well with spicy foods.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: jasmine, lemon candy, pear juice, and capri sun
Taste Flavor: green apple and elderflower, white peach, canned pineapple juice, and jasmine
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An approachable Riesling with honey and jasmine notes that will pair well with spicy foods.

The Producer

Arrington Vineyards

The Producer
6211 Patton Rd
Arrington, TN 37014
USA
1 615-395-0102

Their Portfolio

88 Arrington Vineyards 2021 Chardonnay, Tennessee 14% (USA) $26.00.
87 Arrington Vineyards 2018 Petite Sirah, American 14.8% (USA) $34.00.
86 Arrington Vineyards 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Tennessee 14.5% (USA) $30.00.
88 Arrington Vineyards 2020 Russell Family Select, Merlot, Tennessee 14% (USA) $30.00.
88 Arrington Vineyards 2021 Kinzley Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Tennessee 13% (USA) $22.00.
87 Arrington Vineyards NV Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County 14% (USA) $25.00.
86 Arrington Vineyards 2021 Riesling, Columbia Valley 12.5% (USA) $22.00.
BR Arrington Vineyards 2021 Stag’s White Blend, American 13% (USA) $24.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Arrington Vineyards 2021 Antebellum Tennessee Whiskey Barrel-Aged White Blend, Tennessee 14.5% (USA) $28.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Arrington Vineyards NV Celebration Blanc Sparkling Wine, Washington 13% (USA) $36.00.
88 Arrington Vineyards NV Celebration Sparkling Rosé , Washington 13% (USA) $36.00.
BR Arrington Vineyards 2021 Sparkle Blanc, Tennessee 13.5% (USA) $45.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Arrington Vineyards 2020 Sparkle The Rosé, Tennessee 13.5% (USA) $45.00.
88 Arrington Vineyards 2020 KB 14*20 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain 15% (USA) $58.00.
91 Arrington Vineyards 2021 Russell, Merlot, Walla Walla Valley 14% (USA) $30.00.
88 Arrington Vineyards 2022 Kinzley Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Yakima Valley 13% (USA) $24.00.
88 Arrington Vineyards 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills 14% (USA) $32.00.
86 Arrington Vineyards 2020 Pinot Noir, California 14% (USA) $27.00.
91 Arrington Vineyards 2022 Chardonnay, Washington 13% (USA) $27.00.

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.