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2015

Wente Riverbank

Riesling

Monterey, California, United States

Alc. 13 %

Retail
$25.99
Club Price
$19.49
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The Riverbank Vineyard is composed of unique soils with water sources produced from the Arroyo Seco, flowing from the Santa Lucia Mountains. “...our Riverbank Riesling gracefully walks the line between the old-world Germanic style and the supple, fruit forward styles of the New World...” Karl D. Wente

Riesling is produced in a range of styles, from dry to sweet. Depending on the style, and where the fruit is grown, it will showcase flavours from zesty citrus to luscious stone fruit. The ripeness of flavours corresponds to the ripeness of grapes, which is dependent on climate. With over 35,000 hectares of Riesling vineyards worldwide (the most are located in Germany), there are huge variations within the varietal. This wine technically falls into the 'off-dry' category, at 1% RS (off dry is between 1-4%). The acidity and sweetness are impeccably balanced, resulting in the detection of 'sweet' just in the finish. Chill to 8 C and enjoy within the next 2 years.

Look

Mellow yellow with glimmers of light green.

Smell

Tropical and citrus notes keep the aromas fresh, crisp and juicy. Ripe, white grapefruit and green pineapple showcase a spritzy zest and bright aroma. There are also variations of grassy, herbal and floral tones.

Taste

We were really impressed how long this wine remained intact after opening. If you manage to not finish the bottle in one night, no problem, it will remain fresh for at least 2 more days in the fridge. The winery notes. "... flavours of honeydew, mango and Thai basil. The acidity and the sweetness levels are perfectly balanced, creating a full mouthfeel and long, refreshing finish."

Pairing

Riesling is one of the best wines for pairing because of its great acidity, fruity profile and low alcohol. We like spicy dishes, like curries, Szechwan and even Mexican spices.

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