Firestone Riesling 2009

Riesling from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 118530
  • WE89
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.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

This Riesling is a testament to the variety and the cool climate of California's Central Coast region. The wine delivers a blast of apricot and honeysuckle quickly followed by zests of lemon and lime. The palate is full, but wonderfully refreshing thanks to the wine's low pH and high acidity.

The exuberant fruit flavors and smart balance of this wine make it ideal as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to Asian dishes, spicy Mexican foods or creamy cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

"California Riesling seems to be making a comeback and if it is, it’s thanks to inexpensive but wonderful wines like this. It’s dryish to off dry, with beautiful acidity and delicious flavors of citrus fruits, green apples, pears, honeyed jasmine tea and vanilla bean. Just beautiful for drinking now.
Best Buy"
89 Points

Learn About Firestone

Firestone Vineyard specializes in expressive high-quality wines from estate and select vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley and Paso Robles. Long considered a destination for visitors to Santa Barbara County's wine country, Firestone produces an array of Bordeaux-influenced wines in competitively-priced categories. Founded in 1972 by Leonard and Brooks Firestone, Firestone...

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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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