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Simple, off-dry riesling with peach, apple, and blood orange aromas and flavors. Best with spicy food, or for sipping on one's own. Not enough acid... Read more
Herersquo;s a slightly sweet, nicely fruity wine that refreshes the palate with good acidity. It has apricot, peach, honeysuckle and vanilla flavor... Read more
Chateau St. Jean made its reputation in the 1970s on sweet, late-harvest-style wines like this one. To get a wine this rich and complex at this pri... Read more
Food Pairings for Chateau St. Jean Alexander Valley Riesling
Simple, off-dry riesling with peach, apple, and blood orange aromas and flavors. Best with spicy food, or for sipping on one's own. Not enough acidity to make it excellent.
External Reviews for Chateau St. Jean Alexander Valley Riesling
Herersquo;s a slightly sweet, nicely fruity wine that refreshes the palate with good acidity. It has apricot, peach, honeysuckle and vanilla flavors that finish with a spicy aftertaste.
Chateau St. Jean made its reputation in the 1970s on sweet, late-harvest-style wines like this one. To get a wine this rich and complex at this price is almost unbelievable. Fans of dessert wines should not hesitate to grab some.
Lovely, with ripe pear, honey and spice flavors that are delicately balanced, with a zing of lime juice that adds to the complexity and structure. Drink now.
Ripe and succulently sweet, not particluarly complex, but appealing for its spicy, nutty pear and tropical fruit. Drink now.
The 2001 Johannisberg Riesling offers notes of crisp Granny Smith apples in a delightful, light-bodied style with good acidity.
Winemaker Notes - Pleasingly sweet on entry, this Riesling is crisp and lively. Classic aromas of apple blossoms, mango, white peaches and honeysuckle start in the nose of this wine. Wonderful ripe flavors of apricots, nectarines, melon, honey and yellow pears lead to a citrus finish with hints of mineral notes that make for the perfect complement.
Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the September 2010 issue. This wine's peachy bias and lightly floral leanings mark it clearly as Riesling, yet its softer balance and its slight lack of brightness leave it just short of full recommendation. Its gentle sweetness makes it very friendly and quite easy to quaff, and, when given a good chill, it will be an enjoyable way to take the edge off of hot summertime days.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.
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