Riesling

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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  • 30 Bench Riesling 2014

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    This off-dry Riesling from the Niagara Peninsula of Ontario, Canada is a very fine offering from the LCBO (Ontario Liquor Control Board); it has beautiful and inviting notes of petrol, lemon, and sour apple on the nose, and it gets better: the flavour is rich, the mouth feel viscous and green-apple dominant on the finish without excessive warmth... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Mr.E - 36 attendees, 4 servers, 3 cooking = 42 total people here in my backyard ... ... Oberhauser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett Nahe  - Pretty pedestrian.2. Kaiken Malbec Reserva - they use the reserva to loosely.3. Meini Chianti Borghi D'elsa  - Shouldn't have had it out with the other side by side - ditto from #1 above.Favorite dish - My do... Read More

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  • Hey guys - I've rather busy as you know.  The NWC Italian Night and we ... ... "Dragonstone" Riesling Rheingau (2)2013 Trimbach Riesling Alsace (2)2014 Donhoff Oberhauser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett Nahe2014 Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc California2014 Kono Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand (2)2013 Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio (2)NV Caves Me... Read More

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  • Selbach Kabinett Riesling Fish Label 2014

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    fruity and sweet, with apples and honey Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Balthasar Ress Schloss Reichartshausen Rheingau Riesling Kabinett Feinherb Rheingau 2013

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    pale gold sheen, light, and tastes of apples and citrus Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Riesling. Trimbach 2013

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    Great little number of a drier style Riesling. Wine Maker's notes are quite accurate: 'On the nose, fine mineral fragrance with ginger, caraway seed, underripe pineapple, and flowers. There are flavors of white peach, quince and lemon on the palate with a lingering, clean and dry finish.' I liked its dry rather than sweet profile. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Moselland Riesling Qba Blue Bottle 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Wine myths are often unspoken but incredibly pervasive. Their looming presence ... ... cabernet sauvignon, and riesling (yes, riesling!) in the rustic production building at Smith-Madrone. Ehlers Estate produces Bordeaux-style wines from their organic, estate vineyards, including their atypical 100% petit verdot. Madrigal Family Winery, payin... Read More

    From the article Wine Myths: Debunked


  • Columbia Valley, Columbia Gorge, and Walla Walla Valley: a triumvirate of ... ... finish. Viento 2012 Dry Riesling ($20)The Columbia Gorge vines this fruit came from had 31 years of age on them. White flowers and bits of linseed oil are apparent on the nose. Peach and dried apricot flavors are abundant through the palate. White pepper and cont... Read More

    From the article Washington & Oregon Wines Tread the Line


  • (Updated to add a couple pics)Another great day in the Willamette ... ... Lemelson.  A decent dry Riesling, a very good rose of Pinot and several good '13 pinots were on the tasting menu. We purchased a bottle of the rose and one Thea's Selection pinot.Now on to Soter where we were greeted at the door with a taste of their pinot rose. We were ... Read More

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