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A noble grape produced in a wide range of styles, Riesling can be bone dry, intensely sweet and everything in between. A regal variety of incredible purity and precision, Riesling wine possesses a remarkable ability to reflect the character of wherever it is grown while still maintaining its identity. It can be just as enjoyable dry or sweet, young or old, still or sparkling and the best examples can age longer than nearly any other white variety. Riesling is best known in Germany and Alsace, and is also of great importance in Austria. The white wine variety has also been particularly successful in Australia’s Clare and Eden Valleys, New Zealand, Washington, cooler regions of California, and the Finger Lakes region of New York.

Riesling Tasting Notes

Aromatic fresh fruit, lively acidity, and light body and texture are hallmarks of the Riesling grape, together with flavors of ripe stone fruit and slate. Riesling usually has a high acidity and stone fruit, citrus, spice and floral notes. At its ripest, it leans towards juicy peach, nectarine and pineapple, while cooler climes produce Rieslings redolent of Meyer lemon, lime and green apple. With age, Riesling can become truly revelatory, developing unique, complex aromatics, often with a hint of petrol.

Perfect Riesling Food Pairings

Most Riesling is found in the range of dry to just slightly sweet, making it incredibly food friendly - it pairs well with sweet-fleshed fish like sole, freshly shucked oysters and most Asian food. The off-dry styles in particular are a natural accompaniment to the spicy, sour, and sweet flavors that define many Thai and Indian recipes. This is due to the blend of tropical fruits and acidity present in these wines, as well as their low alcohol content, which balances the heat found in the food. Dry German Riesling pairs perfectly with anything that contains fall fruit. Think pork chops with apples, pear and arugula salad, or butternut squash. Sweeter styles work well with fruit-based desserts.

Sommelier Secrets for Riesling

It can be difficult to discern the level of sweetness in a Riesling, and German labeling laws do not make things any easier. Look for the world “trocken” to indicate a dry wine, or “halbtrocken” or “feinherb” for off-dry. Some producers will include a helpful sweetness scale on the back label—happily, a growing trend.

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        • Schloss Vollrads Rheingau Riesling Kabinett 2020  Front Label
          Schloss Vollrads Rheingau Riesling Kabinett 2020
          Riesling from Rheingau, Germany
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          • Loosen Bros. Dr. L Riesling 2021  Front Label
            Loosen Bros. Dr. L Riesling 2021
            Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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            • Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Dry Riesling 2021  Front Label
              Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Dry Riesling 2021
              Riesling from Eden Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
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            • Chateau Ste. Michelle Harvest Select Sweet Riesling 2021  Front Label
              Chateau Ste. Michelle Harvest Select Sweet Riesling 2021
              Riesling from Columbia Valley, Washington
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              • Clean Slate Mosel Riesling 2020  Front Label
                Clean Slate Mosel Riesling 2020
                Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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                • WE89
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              • Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese 2020  Front Label
                Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese 2020
                Riesling from Mosel, Germany
                • JS95
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              • Zilliken Forstmeister Geltz Saarburg Riesling Kabinett 2020  Front Label
                Zilliken Forstmeister Geltz Saarburg Riesling Kabinett 2020
                Riesling from Mosel, Germany
                • JS92
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              • Heinz Eifel Mosel Riesling Spatlese 2020  Front Label
                Heinz Eifel Mosel Riesling Spatlese 2020
                Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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                • Eroica Riesling 2021  Front Label
                  Eroica Riesling 2021
                  Riesling from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                  • J.J. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese 2020  Front Label
                    J.J. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Auslese 2020
                    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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                    • RP96
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                  • Maximin Grunhaus Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett 2018  Front Label
                    Maximin Grunhaus Herrenberg Riesling Kabinett 2018
                    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
                    • JS93
                    • WS93
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                  • Willm Kirchberg de Barr Riesling 2020  Front Label
                    Willm Kirchberg de Barr Riesling 2020
                    Riesling from Alsace, France
                    • WW93
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                  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Riesling 2021  Front Label
                    Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Riesling 2021
                    Riesling from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                    • S.A. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2016  Front Label
                      S.A. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2016
                      Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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                      • Zilliken Butterfly Mosel Riesling 2020  Front Label
                        Zilliken Butterfly Mosel Riesling 2020
                        Riesling from Mosel, Germany
                        • JS92
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                      • Poet's Leap Riesling 2020  Front Label
                        Poet's Leap Riesling 2020
                        Riesling from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                        • Willm Cuvee Emile Willm Riesling 2020  Front Label
                          Willm Cuvee Emile Willm Riesling 2020
                          Riesling from Alsace, France
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                          • Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Spatlese 2020  Front Label
                            Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Spatlese 2020
                            Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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                          • Monchhof Mosel Riesling 2020  Front Label
                            Monchhof Mosel Riesling 2020
                            Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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                            • Villa Wolf Pfalz Dry Riesling 2020  Front Label
                              Villa Wolf Pfalz Dry Riesling 2020
                              Riesling from Pfalz, Germany
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                              • Loosen Bros. Dr. L Dry Riesling 2020  Front Label
                                Loosen Bros. Dr. L Dry Riesling 2020
                                Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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                                • J. Lohr Bay Mist White Riesling 2021  Front Label
                                  J. Lohr Bay Mist White Riesling 2021
                                  Riesling from Monterey, Central Coast, California
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                                  • Rippon Vineyard Mature Vine Riesling 2019  Front Label
                                    Rippon Vineyard Mature Vine Riesling 2019
                                    Riesling from Central Otago, New Zealand
                                    • JS95
                                    • RP94
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                                  • Weingut Darting Durkheimer Nonnengarten Riesling Kabinett (1 Liter) 2020  Front Label
                                    Weingut Darting Durkheimer Nonnengarten Riesling Kabinett (1 Liter) 2020
                                    Riesling from Pfalz, Germany
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                                    • Willm Riesling Reserve 2020  Front Label
                                      Willm Riesling Reserve 2020
                                      Riesling from Alsace, France
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