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AvinoDos

AvinoDos
2019 Riesling, Lake County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: 0.00%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$18

AvinoDos
2019 Riesling, Lake County

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: 0.00%
Emerald straw color. Curious aromas and flavors of honeyed dried fruits, parsnip, hint of paper mache and straw mat, and coconut and elderflower with a soft, shy, dryish thin body and a sleek, immediate finish that shows notes of peach ice milk, apple bobbing water, and mealy pear and plum. A somewhat shy and simple Riesling quaffer.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: honeyed dried fruits, parsnip, hint of paper mache and straw mat, and coconut and elderflower
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of peach ice milk, apple bobbing water, and mealy pear and plum
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A somewhat shy and simple Riesling quaffer.

The Producer

AvinoDos Wines

The Producer
901 Enterprise Way STE B
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-225-2350

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.