Name of varietal: Riesling

Common synonyms: Rhineriesling, Johannisberger, Gentile Aromatique, Hochheimer, Rizling, Rheinriesling, Rieslinger, Reynai, White Riesling
Parentage of the grape: likely indigenous to Germany
History of the grape: As with many varietals, exact details of Riesling’s origins are unclear. It is known that in 14th century Germany, attention shifted to white grape cultivation when it was obvious that red grapes weren’t up to snuff compared to those with more color and structure from neighboring countries. The first written mention of Riesling is dated March 13, 1435 when Count Katzenelnbogen at Russelsheim bought six vines of Riesling from Klaus Kleinfish for 22 soldi. From this point, there is written evidence throughout the 15th century of various sales and plantings around Germany as well as Austria and Alsace. The meticulous German artist Hieronymus Bosch makes a mention of it in his book on herbs, published in 1577, using the modern spelling Read more »

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  • Kings Ridge Riesling 2009


    Slightly sweet with a bit of "grapey" flavor. Kind of flat and could use a bit more acidity. Read More

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  • In a world where extremes are becoming the paradigms for perfection its a ... ... 87pts 2012 Zimmerling Riesling Lemon and herb pop on the nose which is bright and fresh. Fairly dry with nice tension in the mouth, this is more Germanic in style as compared to the Alsacian influenced Pinots that came before it.With nice mineraly river stone acc... Read More

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    Lovely on the nose all white fruited, with a hint of sulfur, lemon blossom aromas and very mineral top notes. with big acids on entry, this turns surprisingly rich and ripe on the palate, gaining some creaminess from the RS here. Filled with lemony white fruit, and big tart peachy fruit almost baked fruit, along with hints of apple, this gains... Read More

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    Wine produced here then sent to the Pfaltz for secondary fermentation. Mineral and fruity on the nose with a little sweetness on the nose but no liqueury notes. Bright acids balance the moderately sweet nature of this on the palate which is full of lemony fruit carried on a nice creamy, slightly waxy texture with a fine mousse. This is fairly... Read More

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