Rad Rieslings

riesling2This Tuesday Tasting (May 22) we try three radically different styles of Riesling that show how much this grape can vary (from bone dry to honeysuckle sweet) based upon the climate in which it is grown

  • Pewsey Vale Dry Riesling, Australia – Grown in the arid region of the Barossa Valley, this white is earning rave reviews (Suckling 96 pts) and is a scrumptious surprise: crisp and bone dry, it tastes of limes, white flowers, and fresh rosemary with a clean minerality throughout. $18 btl, $8 btg
  • Milbrandt Ancient Lakes Riesling, Washington – Named “Riesling of the Year” by Seattle Magazine, this off-dry white grown in the Ancient Lakes region of the Columbia Valley tastes of peaches, Granny Smith apples, and key lime with a touch of riverstone on the finish. $13 btl, $6 btg
  • Sarah’s Choice Riesling, Tennessee – Named for First Lady Sarah Polk, wife of TN Governor and President James Polk, who was known for choosing “fine wines” for White House events, this semi-sweet Riesling strikes a nice balance between ripe fruit, citrus and a hint of honeysuckle. (And on a philanthropic note, the vineyard donates a portion of its proceeds to the nearby Polk museum and historic home.) $15 btl, $7 btg

Tasting: $11


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