Tag: Riesling

Colloca Estate Winery Lake Effect Vineyard Dry Riesling 2016, New York

Light lemon in color with a golden tint.

Fruity nose with limes, lemons, citrus, spices and minerals.

Medium plus in body with high acidity.

Dry to off dry on the palate with citrus, spices, honey, red apples, light diesel, minerals, white pepper, light tropical fruits and pineapples.

Long tangy finish with limes and honey.

This is a delicious Riesling from New York State. Good by itself as a sipping wine. Tasty and spicy. Interesting and engaging.

The bright acidity is nicely balanced with the excess sugar. I liked the palate better than the nose.

This 5 year old is drinking very nicely, now and will continue to age nicely in the next 5 years.

A good food wine that will pair very nicely with spicy Thai food.

A small production of only 340 cases made. Less than 1% residual sugar.

11.9% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$20.

King Frosch Nahe Riesling 2018, Germany

Pale lemon in color with a golden hue.

On the nose lemons, diesel, apples, pears, citrus, tropical fruits, pineapples, kiwi, papaya, peaches, minerals and spices.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with a touch of RS.

Medium finish with tangy lemons.

This is a very nice Riesling from Germany. Nicely balanced, crisp and refreshing.

Showing nice complexity, easy drinking, gentle and fruity.

Good by itself or with food. A good pool wine and good for parties.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$26.

King Frosch Nahe Riesling 2018, Germany

Pale lemon in color with a golden hue.

On the nose lemons, diesel, apples, pears, citrus, tropical fruits, pineapples, kiwi, papaya, peaches, minerals and spices.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with a touch of RS.

Medium finish with tangy lemons.

This is a very nice Riesling from Germany. Nicely balanced, crisp and refreshing.

Showing nice complexity, easy drinking, gentle and fruity.

Good by itself or with food. A good pool wine and good for parties.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$26.

Alexana Winery Revana Vineyard Riesling 2017, Oregon

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Strong nose of diesel, lemons, apples, pears, pineapples, minerals and spices.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and fat legs.

Dry on the palate with limes, citrus, green apples, light grapefruits, vegetables and bitter herbs.

Long tangy finish with almonds.

This is a very interesting Riesling from Oregon. A little spicy with earth notes. Really enjoyed the nose here.

A good quality wine. Will be interesting to revisit it in 5 years.

Tangy and refreshing, and good by itself or with food.

I enjoyed it all by itself, by the lake.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$32.

Colloca Estate Winery Lake Effect Vineyard Dolce Riesling 2017, New York

Light in color, almost clear.

Sweet nose of lemons, citrus, melons, red apples, white pepper, diesel, minerals and light tropical fruits.

Full bodied, buttery and bold, with high acidity.

Sweet on the palate with apples, melons, pears, tropical fruits, spices, light peaches, pineapples, light diesel, lemons and sea salt.

Long tangy finish.

This is a delicious Riesling from New York State. Showing nice complexity and well balanced.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 30 minutes of airtime.

Tasty by itself as a sipping wine, and would pair nicely with spicy food.

Sweet and tangy, with enough acidity to balance the sugars.

I also tried it with duck liver Pâté and really enjoyed it too.

A great dessert wine. I finished the whole bottle by myself, Just saying 😊

A small production of only 200 cases.

11.1% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$25.

Lepe Cellars Zabala Vineyards Riesling 2016, Monterey County, California

Light straw in color with a golden hue.

Pretty nose of diesel, lemons, pears, bruised apples, honey, melons, spices, honeysuckle and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with citrus, white pepper, light diesel, lemons, apples, light honey, pears, herbs, spices and light minerals.

Medium finish with tangy lemons.

This is a very tasty dry Riesling from California. Nicely balanced with a crisp mouthfeel.

This 4 year old is drinking very nicely now. Spicy and entertaining. Feels like an Alsace Riesling.

Good right out of the bottle and better with some air time, when the complexity comes in. An hour was enough.

Would be nice to revisit it in a few years.

I paired it with cheeses and dried fruits, by the pool.

13.3% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$22.

St. Urban Hof Nik Weis Wiltinger Riesling Kabinett 2018, Mosel, Germany

Light golden in color.

Sweet nose of pears, yellow apples, melons, light petrol, pineapples, tropical fruits, light banana, kiwifruit, minerals and white pepper.

Full bodied and oily with high acidity.

Sweet on the palate with lemons, citrus, apples, asian pears, minerals, light apricot, spices, honeydew and sea salt.

Long finish with tangy limes.

This is a delicious sweet Riesling from Mosel, Germany.

Nicely balanced with enough sugar for the high acidity. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Very tasty and easy to drink. Will age nicely in the next 5 to 15 years.

A great wine to sip on by itself as a dessert, or to pair with spicy Asian food.

9% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

Nik Weis Urban Riesling 2018 Mosel, Germany

Pale lemon in color with a golden tint.

Fruity nose of citrus, lemons, red apples, limes, minerals, sea salt and white pepper.

Full bodied with high acidity.

Medium sweet on the palate with citrus, apples, melons, light herbs, minerals and spices.

Long finish with tangy lemon rind.

This is a very tasty Riesling from Mosel. Showing mild complexity with a great mouthfeel.

Tasty and enjoyable. Rich with bright acidity. Tangy with nice sweetness.

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. Would pair very nicely with spicy Asian food. I had it all by itself by the pool.

100% Riesling grapes were fermented on their own yeast.

10% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$13.

Smith-Madrone Vineyards and Winery Spring Mountain District Riesling 2016, Napa Valley, California

Light golden in color and very pretty.

Strong nose of citrus, lemons, yellow apples, diesel, spices, minerals, light tropical fruits, sea salt and pineapples.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity, crisp and creamy.

Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, apples, pears, light diesel, pineapples, white pepper, light earth, herbs and spices.

Long tangy finish with limes and black pepper.

This is a very tasty Riesling from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Nicely balanced and rich.

Although easy to drink, it is more of thinking wine. A good quality wine with lots to offer. The spicy finish makes it interesting.

Very expressive right out of the bottle, and calmed down after 30 minutes of airtime. Better when not too cold.

This 4 year old is drinking so fresh, and I love that. Would age nicely in the next 10 years. One of the better dry Rieslings that I had from California. Has the potential to be a 94+ point wine.

Good by itself or with food. I had it all by itself by the pool.

12.8% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$34.

Columbia Winery Cellarmaster’s Riesling 2008 Columbia Valley, Washington State

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A very interesting color of yellow, with an orange tint.

Strong nose of over ripen apples, Indian spices, melons, minerals, honeysuckle, white pepper and cooked lemons.

Medium plus in body and buttery, with medium plus acidity.

Medium sweet on the palate with ripened citrus fruits, lemons, honey, yellow apples, apricots, tropical fruits and white pepper.

Nice length on the finish with spices and limes.

This is a nice surprise. A delicious 12 year old Riesling from Washington State. Rich and expressive.

Nicely balanced with enough acidity to balance the sugars. Delicious by itself and the tangy finish makes it interesting.

Although it is still very enjoyable, it is on the decline now, and was probably better a few years ago.

Thank you David and Elvira for sharing this with me. Tasty and delicious.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

10% alcohol by volume.

93 points.