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Guy Drew Vineyards Riesling - Russell Vineyards

Guy Drew Vineyards Riesling - Russell Vineyards Wine Details
Price: $16.00 per bottle

Description: The grapes for this wine are grown at 6,800' elevation on a farm owned by Bill and Denise Russell. The vineyard was planted where an organic apple orchard stood six years ago. The Lebanon area north of Cortez in the Montezuma Valley has the potential to be one of the best high altitude growing areas in Colorado. The wine is just off-dry and is bright with a green apple tint in color. It has fruit flavors of lemon grass, pear and tart apple. The finish lingers with nice acidity suited for Asian and other spicy foods.

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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