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Riesling Wine Details
Price: $12.99 per bottle

Description: 2012 was a great growing season; warm dry days and cool summer nights produced fruit of exceptional quality. Harvested just before the deluge of hurricane Sandy, fermentation was slow and cold to retain all of the rich, ripe fruit character. The finished wine, while slightly sweet, is well balanced due to the high acidity of the grapes and has developed a more tropical fruit character of pineapple than in most years. This gold medal wine shows wonderful floral and peach notes, with accents of mango and papaya on a long friendly finish, sure to win many fans. This wine will pair well with a wide variety of foods, from light appetizers such as fruit and cheese to seafood and “pacific rim” dishes.

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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