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Riesling, Anderson Valley

Late Harvest Riesling, Anderson Valley Wine Details

Description: Intense floral and apricot characteristics on the nose, which are followed by elegantly sweet and honeyed fruit flavors of peach, guava, and pineapple. Silky and delicious with a mouthwatering finish, this wine is the perfect after-dinner choice with a basic tart of fresh ripe seasonal fruit or a simple cheese and fruit plate. Residual sugar: 10.7g/100ml

Varietal Definition
On the sweeter end of the spectrum, some of the best dessert wines should give thanks to the Riesling varietal. Riesling is known for its complementary nature of combining balanced acidity with sugar. Rieslings are made dry to sweet, but it is the sweet style Riesling that brought about its popularity in the United States. With the rise of spicy sauces, marinades and dips to flavor our meal, Riesling plays a part in taking off the edge of the heat. Riesling is known for a number of signature characteristics: floral, citrus and pear. Riesling has peaked in California with 11,000 acres planted. Today, Monterey County’s cool-climate areas and its long growing season produce good amounts of character for the Riesling grape. Outside of


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