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A regal variety of incredible purity and precision, Riesling possesses a remarkable ability to reflect the character of wherever it is grown while still maintaining its identity. It can be just as enjoyable dry or sweet, young or old, still or sparkling and the best exmples can age longer than nearly any other white variety. Riesling is best known in Germany and Alsace, and is also of great importance in Austria. The variety has also been particularly successful in Australia’s Clare and Eden Valleys, New Zealand, Washington, cooler regions of California, and the Finger Lakes region of New York.

Tasting Notes for Riesling

Riesling can be a sweet or dry white wine. In any case it usually has a high acidity and stone fruit, citrus, spice and floral notes. At its ripest, it leans towards juicy peach, nectarine and pineapple, while cooler climes produce Rieslings redolent of meyer lemon, lime and green apple. With age, Riesling can become truly revelatory, developing unique, complex aromatics, often with a hint of petrol.

Perfect Food Pairings for Riesling

Riesling is quite versatile, enjoying the company of sweet-fleshed fish like sole, freshly shucked oysters and most Asian food. Sweeter styles work well with fruit-based desserts.

Sommelier Secrets for Riesling

It can be difficult to discern the level of sweetness in a Riesling, and German labeling laws do not make things any easier. Look for the world “trocken” to indicate a dry wine, or “halbtrocken” or “feinherb” for off-dry. Some producers will include a helpful sweetness scale on the back label—happily, a growing trend.

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  • Donnhoff Oberhauser Bruke Riesling Spatlese 2002 Front Label
    Donnhoff Oberhauser Bruke Riesling Spatlese 2002
    Riesling from Nahe, Germany
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  • J.J. Prum Riesling Kabinett 2002 Front Label
    J.J. Prum Riesling Kabinett 2002
    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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  • J.J. Christoffel Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Auslese 2002 Front Label
    J.J. Christoffel Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Auslese 2002
    Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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  • Villa Maria Private Bin Riesling 2002 Front Label
    Villa Maria Private Bin Riesling 2002
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    • Willamette Valley Vineyards Riesling 2002 Front Label
      Willamette Valley Vineyards Riesling 2002
      Riesling from Willamette Valley, Oregon
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      • Hogue Late Harvest Riesling 2002 Front Label
        Hogue Late Harvest Riesling 2002
        Riesling from Columbia Valley, Washington
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        • Mitchell Watervale Riesling 2002 Front Label
          Mitchell Watervale Riesling 2002
          Riesling from Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia
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        • Firestone Johannisburg Riesling 2002
          Riesling from California
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          • Covey Run Riesling 2002 Front Label
            Covey Run Riesling 2002
            Riesling from Columbia Valley, Washington
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            • Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Late Harvest Riesling (half-bottle) 2002 Front Label
              Mount Horrocks Cordon Cut Late Harvest Riesling (half-bottle) 2002
              Riesling from Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia
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              • Dr. Loosen Dr. L Riesling 2002
                Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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                • Josef Leitz Riesling Spatlese Rudesheimer Magdalenekreuz 2002 Front Label
                  Josef Leitz Riesling Spatlese Rudesheimer Magdalenekreuz 2002
                  Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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                • Dopff & Irion Riesling 2002 Front Label
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                  Riesling from Alsace, France
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                  • Giesen Riesling 2002 Front Label
                    Giesen Riesling 2002
                    Riesling from New Zealand
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                    • Pikes Riesling 2002
                      Riesling from Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia
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                      • Cooper's Creek Hawkes Bay Riesling 2002
                        Riesling from Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
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                        • Spy Valley Riesling 2002 Front Label
                          Spy Valley Riesling 2002
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                          • J. Lohr Bay Mist White Riesling 2002 Front Label
                            J. Lohr Bay Mist White Riesling 2002
                            Riesling from Central Coast, California
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                            • Schmitt Sohne Riesling QbA 2002 Front Label
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                              • Bonny Doon Pacific Rim Dry Riesling 2002 Front Label
                                Bonny Doon Pacific Rim Dry Riesling 2002
                                Riesling from Central Coast, California
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                                • Wolf Blass Gold Label Riesling 2002 Front Label
                                  Wolf Blass Gold Label Riesling 2002
                                  Riesling from Australia
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                                • Jacob's Creek Reserve Riesling 2002 Front Label
                                  Jacob's Creek Reserve Riesling 2002
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                                • Schmitt Sohne Riesling Kabinett 2002 Front Label
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                                  • Bonny Doon The Heart Has Its Rieslings 2002 Front Label
                                    Bonny Doon The Heart Has Its Rieslings 2002
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                                    • Columbia Crest Johannisberg Riesling 2002
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