Full Review

St. Clair Winery

St. Clair Winery
2018 Riesling, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14
Best Buy

St. Clair Winery
2018 Riesling, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
Pale golden straw color. Aromas of poached pear, cherry blossom-scented beeswax candle, hints of dill, and hazelnut oil with a satiny, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a medium-length pineapple soufflé finish with no oak flavor. A juicy Riesling with nice length; pair with German fare.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: poached pear, cherry blossom-scented beeswax candle, hints of dill, and hazelnut oil
Taste Flavor: pineapple soufflé
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy Riesling with nice length; pair with German fare.

The Producer

Lescombes Family Vineyards

The Producer
1325 de Baca Rd SE
Deming, NM 88030
USA
1 505-546-9324

Their Portfolio

90 Aldi NV Orange Mimosa, American 8% (USA) $9.99.
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85 Blue Teal NV Rio Rojo, New Mexico 12% (USA) $10.00.
86 Blue Teal NV Riesling, New Mexico 11% (USA) $10.00.
BR Blue Teal NV Red Moscato, New Mexico 11% (USA) $8.00. - Bronze Medal
BR DH Lescombes 2018 Heritage Series, Pinot Noir, New Mexico 12.5% (USA) $20.00. - Bronze Medal
87 DH Lescombes 2018 Heritage Series, Pinot Gris, New Mexico 12% (USA) $15.00.
90 DH Lescombes NV Ratafia, New Mexico 13% (USA) $28.00.
89 DH Lescombes 2018 Malvasia-Riesling, New Mexico 11% (USA) $14.00.
85 DH Lescombes 2018 Signature Series 631 Canyon Five, New Mexico 12% (USA) $15.00.
BR DH Lescombes 2015 Limited Release, Cabernet Franc, New Mexico 15% (USA) $36.00. - Bronze Medal
85 DH Lescombes 2019 Heritage Series Rosé, New Mexico 12% (USA) $15.00.
85 DH Lescombes 2018 631, Chenin Blanc, New Mexico 12% (USA) $15.00.
BR DH Lescombes 2018 631 Cab-Sangio, New Mexico 13% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
89 DH Lescombes 2016 Limited Release, Cabernet Franc, New Mexico 15% (USA) $36.00.
BR DH Lescombes 2015 Limited Release, Petit Verdot, New Mexico 15% (USA) $38.00. - Bronze Medal
BR DH Lescombes 631 Signature Series 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, New Mexico 13% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
BR St. Clair Winery 2017 Special Reserve Rosé, Syrah, New Mexico 12% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR St. Clair Winery NV Special Reserve Imperial Kir, New Mexico 11.5% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
87 St. Clair Winery 2018 Pinot Grigio, New Mexico 11% (USA) $15.00.
88 St. Clair Winery NV Port, New Mexico 19% (USA) $28.00.
90 St. Clair Winery NV Special Reserve Kiva, New Mexico 19% (USA) $28.00.
BR St. Clair Winery 2018 Mimbres Pink, New Mexico 11% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR St. Clair Winery 2018 Mimbres White, New Mexico 11% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
86 St. Clair Winery 2018 Riesling, New Mexico 11% (USA) $14.00.
87 St. Clair Winery 2017 Gewurztraminer, New Mexico 11% (USA) $14.00.
89 St. Clair Winery 2018 Malvasia Bianca, New Mexico 11% (USA) $14.00.
88 St. Clair Winery 2017 Nativo, New Mexico 11% (USA) $15.00.
86 St. Clair Winery 2019 Mimbres Red, New Mexico 11% (USA) $12.00.
88 St. Clair Winery 2018 Bellissimo Sparkling Sweet Wine, New Mexico 12% (USA) $15.00.
87 St. Clair Winery 2018 Chardonnay, New Mexico 12.5% (USA) $14.00.
BR St. Clair Winery 2017 Special Reserve, Chenin Blanc, New Mexico 12% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
88 St. Clair Winery 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, New Mexico 14% (USA) $15.00.
BR St. Clair Winery 2018 Cab-Zin, New Mexico 13% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal

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.