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Riverbank Riesling

Riverbank Riesling Wine Details
Price: $11.95 per bottle

Description: This varietally distinct wine is enhanced by the soils and climate of the Arroyo Seco appellation where the vineyards are planted. The farming methods allow for the grapes to fully ripen, producing flavors of apple, peaches and melon which are brought to their fullest potential through cold fermentation. The wine is pale straw in color, with hints of floral aromas, including orange blossom and honeysuckle. The taste is crisp and fresh and delivers full varietal flavors, finishing with a hint of spice. This 2006 vintage is an intriguing wine and delightful as an aperitif or with fruits, chesses and a variety of light entrees.

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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