Willamette Valley Vineyards Riesling
This semi-sweet wine opens with a bouquet of white peach, orange, pineapple and honeysuckle. The mouthfeel is luscious with refreshing acidity that activates the palate and displays flavors of juicy apple, honeydew melon, apricot, lychee and nectar. The finish is wonderfully persistent with a perfect balance of sweetness and crispness.
Serve well-chilled and allow to warm in your glass for optimal enjoyment of aromas and flavors. Perfect as an aperitif or as an ideal pairing to spicy Asian dishes, seafood and rich cheeses. This wine is versatile enough for dessert pairings like fruit tarts and crème brûlée or savory options like an artisan cheese plate.
This medium-sweet wine pays tribute to a style that seems to be vanishing from most “serious” portfolios in favor of the dry Rieslings that can often be more versatile with food. But in Oregon the natural acidity serves as a counterweight to the sugar, and though this reaches just 8.4% alcohol, it is fruity more than sugary, with plenty of snap and tang in the finish. Golden apples, golden raisins and a dash of molasses set up well against acid-driven flavors of Meyer lemons