Riesling is the great grape of Germany and the Alsace region of France. It is also grown widely in the Finger Lakes region of New York, and in California, Oregon and Washington. Riesling wine can be dry, semi-dry or sweet. It is also made into delightful dessert wines, labeled Late Harvest Riesling. Riesling vineyards are generally located in cool-climate areas.
Character of Riesling
Dry to semi-dry Rieslings are crisp and refreshing, and therefore make for lovely drinking on warm days. Riesling is an aromatic wine with various floral and tropical fruit characteristics. Most commonly, the flavors are honeysuckle, apricot, peach, pear and lemon.
Under $20 Riesling wines we like
- Losen-Bockstanz Kabinett Riesling
- Rancho Sisquoc Riesling
- Herman J. Weimar Finger Lakes Dry Riesling
- Esterlina Riesling Cole Ranch AVA