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Riesling Wine Tasting Notes

1999 Jekel Vineyards
Monterey Riesling Late Harvest
Score: 91.0
"At 16% residual sugar this late harvest Riesling is sweet, with zesty flavors of pear nectar and cloves, and a zippy finish carried by firm acidity."
1998 Geyser Peak Reserve
Sonoma County Riesling Late Harvest
Score: 92.0
"A dessert all by itself: sweet clover honey, almond paste and butter, balanced both by good acidity and a hint of astringency in the finish. I prefer it by itself, but it can pair successfully with pound cake or panna cotta. "
1999 Robert Mondavi Coastal
Monterey Johannisberg Riesling
Score: 89.0
"Tasted blind, I thought this Riesling was dry. The numbers indicate 2.4% residual sugar, but its so well balanced that it sure tastes dry. Spritzy, tart, with crisp green apple and honeydew fruit, mineral notes and light astringency through the finish."
1999 Chateau St. Jean
Sonoma County Johannisberg Riesling
Score: 87.0
"Just off-dry, medium-bodied, flowery and minerally."
1999 Jekel Vineyards
Monterey Riesling
Score: 91.0
"One of the best Rieslings from America, this shows classic apple character coupled with the mineral complexity and scintillating acidity, and light sweetness. Very fine apertif or pair with fish."
1999 Amity Vineyards
Oregon Dry Riesling
Score: 90.0
"Clean, crisp, dry with scintillating mineral notes on the palate, tart limey fruit and good length. A perfect match for shellfish or chicken breast. "
1998 Chateau Ste. Michelle Dr. Loosen
Cold Creek Vineyard Columbia Valley Riesling Eroica
Score: 86.0
"Rieslings are a rather rare commodity in the U.S. This Washington Riesling is crisp and spritzy, with good varietal definition in its apple and honey fruit. Just off-dry, it would be a fine match for poultry or pork."
1999 Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt
Josephshofer [Germany] Riesling Spatlese
Score: 92.0
"Sweet, floral, cinnamon; medium bodied, bright and spicy, long and complex. Very special."

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