Full Review

St. Clair Winery

St. Clair Winery
2021 Riesling, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 4.1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14
Best Buy

St. Clair Winery
2021 Riesling, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 4.1%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of agave syrup and prickly pear cactus, fruit stripe gum, and canned stone fruit with a round, crisp, fruity medium body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-length finish with accents of tropical fruit gum, sweet cactus, poached peach, and white flowers. A fascinating example of Riesling that keeps you coming back to the glass to discover more.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: agave syrup and prickly pear cactus, fruit stripe gum, and canned stone fruit
Taste Flavor: tropical fruit gum, sweet cactus, poached peach, and white flowers
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fascinating example of Riesling that keeps you coming back to the glass to discover more.

The Producer

Lescombes Family Vineyards

The Producer
1325 de Baca Rd SE
Deming, NM 88030
USA
1 575-546-9324

Their Portfolio

BR Cantina Sangria NV New Mexico 10% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Dh Lescombes NV Imperial Kir Carbonated Grape Wine with Natural Raspberry Flavor, New Mexico 10.5% (USA) $17.00. - Bronze Medal
BR DH Lescombes 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, New Mexico 15% (USA) $28.00. - Bronze Medal
87 DH Lescombes 2013 Petit Verdot, New Mexico 15% (USA) $100.00.
88 DH Lescombes 2021 Heritage Series, Pinot Gris, New Mexico 11% (USA) $17.00.
85 DH Lescombes 2021 Semillon, New Mexico 12.5% (USA) $18.00.
87 DH Lescombes 2021 Brut Sparkling Wine, New Mexico 12% (USA) $17.00.
86 Dh Lescombes 2017 Limited Release, Petite Sirah, New Mexico 16% (USA) $41.00.
86 Dh Lescombes 2016 Double Barrel Limited Release, Petite Sirah, New Mexico 16.5% (USA) $117.00.
85 DH Lescombes 2017 Limited Release, Petit Verdot, New Mexico 15% (USA) $48.00.
BR DH Lescombes 2016 Limited Release, Petit Verdot, New Mexico 15% (USA) $48.00. - Bronze Medal
87 DH Lescombes 2018 Limited Release, Cabernet Franc, New Mexico 16% (USA) $48.00.
87 DH Lescombes 2021 Pinot Noir, New Mexico 12.5% (USA) $34.00.
BR DH Lescombes 2021 Pinot Gris, New Mexico 11% (USA) $22.00. - Bronze Medal
92 DH Lescombes 2022 Pinot Gris, New Mexico 12% (USA) $22.00.
91 DH Lescombes 2022 Semillon, New Mexico 12% (USA) $24.00.
92 Dh Lescombes 2022 Rosé, Syrah, New Mexico 12% (USA) $22.00.
85 DH Lescombes 631 Signature Series 2021 Malvasia-Riesling White Blend, New Mexico 11% (USA) $16.00.
86 Dh Lescombes 631 Signature Series 2021 Cab-Sangio Red Blend, New Mexico 13% (USA) $20.00.
89 Dh Lescombes 631 Signature Series 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, New Mexico 13% (USA) $22.00.
88 DH Lescombes 631 Signature Series 2021 Merlot, New Mexico 13% (USA) $22.00.
86 DH Lescombes 631 Signature Series 2021 Malvasia-Riesling White Blend, New Mexico 11% (USA) $19.00.
85 Heb NV Land Star Classic Mimosa, New Mexico 8% (USA) $11.00.
BR Heb NV Land Star Pineapple Mimosa, New Mexico 8% (USA) $11.00. - Bronze Medal
85 St Clair NV Mimbres Bubbly White Sparkling Wine, New Mexico 11% (USA) $14.00.
BR St Clair NV Mimbres Bubbly Red Sparkling Wine, New Mexico 11% (USA) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
BR St Clair NV Mimbres Bubbly Pink Sparkling Wine, New Mexico 11% (USA) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
88 St Clair 2020 Gewurztraminer, New Mexico 11% (USA) $14.00.
87 St Clair 2021 Pinot Grigio, New Mexico 11% (USA) $15.00.
87 St Clair 2021 Mimbres White, White Moscato, New Mexico 11.5% (USA) $12.00.
BR St Clair 2020 Mimbres Pink, Rose Moscato, New Mexico 11.5% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR St Clair 2020 Riesling, New Mexico 10.5% (USA) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
85 St Clair 2023 Brut Rosé, New Mexico 12% (USA) $32.00.
85 St. Clair Winery NV Port, New Mexico 19% (USA) $25.00.
87 St. Clair Winery 2021 Riesling, New Mexico 11% (USA) $14.00.
87 St. Clair Winery 2021 Mimbres Sweet Pink Moscato, New Mexico 10.5% (USA) $12.00.
90 St. Clair Winery 2021 Gewurztraminer, New Mexico 11% (USA) $14.00.
BR St. Clair Winery 2022 Brut Sparkling Wine, New Mexico 12% (USA) $22.00. - Bronze Medal
87 St. Clair Winery 2021 Bellissimo Sparkling Wine, New Mexico 11% (USA) $22.00.

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.