Brass Tacks Riesling 2007

Riesling from Central Coast, California

$19.00 $14.99
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Item No. 100044
  • white wine
  • boutique wine
  • WE90
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

Monterey County offers ideal growing conditions for cool-climate grapes, where high winds, dry days and bay fogs lead to full, forward fruit flavors and ideal acidity.

Brass Tacks Riesling offers crisp clean notes of fresh peach, honey and apricot with mineral qualities that is balanced by bright acidity. This Riesling offers an "off-dry", or slightly sweet, style that makes is a perfect companion for lighter fish dishes and Asian take-out.

Let's get down to brass tacks, shall we? At Brass Tacks, we believe the essence of California wine is the fruit. So our winemaking starts in the vineyard, where we cultivate the unique characteristics of each varietal and vineyard. The result is a wine that isn't over-manipulated, allowing the personality of the fruit to shine through.

brass tacks (noun) - the most fundamental considerations; essentials; realities (usually used in the phrase "get down to brass tacks").

Critical Acclaim

"A beautiful Riesling, perfect for a cocktail or with a wide range of fare. Bone dry and richly acidic, it shows true varietal flavors of citrus, honeysuckle, diesel or lighter fluid, minerals and gardenia flower. This is a wine that sommeliers should scoop up, but only 450 cases were produced. Editors’ Choice. "
90 Points

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M HIROTA - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

A pretty little dry California dry Riesling from Monterey. I am starting to really appreciate some California Rieslings these days. I am not sure if my palate is getting better or the wines are getting better. I love the nose on this wine - peach, apricot and minerality. Very crisp finish with that perfect light touch of sweetness. I enjoyed it with my sushit takeaway.
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Pete Teele - Walnut Creek, CA (read all my reviews)

Great nose like a fruit orchard: pear, peach, and honeysuckle. Good acidity to balance all that fruit. Nice mouthfeel. In all, a delicious wine that I enjoyed as an aperitif but would drink again with Asian food.
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Learn About Brass Tacks

Brass Tacks wines reflects the essence of California wine and the purity of the fruit. The winemaking starts in the vineyard, where the unique characteristics of each varietal and vineyard are cultivated. The result is a wine that isn't over-manipulated, allowing the personality of the fruit to shine through. Brass Tacks produces wines that capture the unique essence of the...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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