Full Review

Lucas Vineyards

Lucas Vineyards
2020 Estate Collection Semi-Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 2.50%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15
Best Buy

Lucas Vineyards
2020 Estate Collection Semi-Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 2.50%
Straw color. Aromas of wet rocks and lemon peel and white tea with a medium body and a medium kiwi and lemon, agave nectar, green apple tea, and scallions finish. A good, versatile wine that would make Thai food happy.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: wet rocks and lemon peel and white tea
Taste Flavor: kiwi and lemon, agave nectar, green apple tea, and scallions
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on the rocks
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A good, versatile wine that would make Thai food happy.

The Producer

Lucas Vineyards

The Producer
3862 County Rd 150
Interlaken, NY 14847
USA
1 607-532-4825

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.