Tag: Riesling

Smith-Madrone Winery Spring Mountain District Riesling 2017, Napa Valley, California



Pale lemon in color with a yellow tint.

Pretty nose of lemons, citrus, yellow apples, diesel, light tangerines, light river rocks, spices and minerals.

Medium plus in body with high acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, spices, lemons, apples, light earth, minerals, light sea salt and white pepper.

Tangy finish with limes and grapefruit.

This is a delicious Riesling from Spring Mountain District in Napa Valley. Showing mild complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Still young and would benefit from a few years in the bottle. Already drinking nicely with nice balance.

Good by itself or with food, and better after 45 minutes of airtime.

Not as complex as the 2016 vintage, but time will tell as this evolves in the bottle. Still very yummy.

A great sipping wine and a good pool wine too. Fresh with a dry finish.

I paired it with Cedar Planked Salmon on the BBQ.

12.9% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$34.

Bee Hunter Wines Greenwood Ridge Vineyards Late Harvest Riesling 2014, Anderson Valley, California




Deep yellow in color with a golden 24 carat hue.

Beautiful nose of yellow apples, ripen pears, minerals, tropical fruits, apricots and spices.

Fill bodied with high acidity.

Sweet on the palate with pears, apricots, honey, apples, tropical fruits and spices.

Long sweet finish.

This is a delicious Sweet Riesling from Anderson Valley. Nicely balanced and rich, with lots of acidity to balance the sugars.

This 7 year old is drinking beautifully now, and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.

Showing great complexity with beautiful flavors. Good by itself as a sipping wine.

I paired it with a chocolate cake, but I preferred it all by itself.

A special selection that was only produced in this vintage. Very special.

9.7% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$32 (375ml).

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.