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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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  • Wakefield Promised Land Riesling 2008 Front Label
    Wakefield Promised Land Riesling 2008
    Riesling from Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia
    • W&S90
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  • Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling 2008 Front Label
    Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling 2008
    Riesling from Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia
    • WS90
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  • Ste. Chapelle Winemakers Riesling 2008 Front Label
    Ste. Chapelle Winemakers Riesling 2008
    Riesling from Idaho, Other U.S.
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    • St Hallett Eden Valley Riesling 2008 Front Label
      St Hallett Eden Valley Riesling 2008
      Riesling from Eden Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
      • WS91
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    • Pacific Rim Dry Riesling 2008 Front Label
      Pacific Rim Dry Riesling 2008
      Riesling from Columbia Valley, Washington
      • WE90
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    • Schloss Saarstein Riesling QbA 2008 Front Label
      Schloss Saarstein Riesling QbA 2008
      Riesling from Mosel, Germany
      • WS87
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    • RELAX Riesling 2008 Front Label
      RELAX Riesling 2008
      Riesling from Mosel, Germany
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      • Yalumba Y Series Riesling 2008 Front Label
        Yalumba Y Series Riesling 2008
        Riesling from Barossa, South Australia, Australia
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        • Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile Riesling 2008 Front Label
          Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile Riesling 2008
          Riesling from Alsace, France
          • RP96
          • WE95
          • WS92
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        • Trimbach Reserve Riesling 2008 Front Label
          Trimbach Reserve Riesling 2008
          Riesling from Alsace, France
          • WS92
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        • Leasingham Magnus Riesling 2008 Front Label
          Leasingham Magnus Riesling 2008
          Riesling from Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia
            3.6 12 Ratings
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          • Plantagenet Great Southern Riesling 2008 Front Label
            Plantagenet Great Southern Riesling 2008
            Riesling from Great Southern, Western Australia, Australia
            • RP90
            • W&S90
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          • Pacific Rim Organic Riesling 2008 Front Label
            Pacific Rim Organic Riesling 2008
            Riesling from Washington
            • WE92
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          • J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett Riesling 2008 Front Label
            J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett Riesling 2008
            Riesling from Mosel, Germany
            • W&S90
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          • Eroica Riesling 2008 Front Label
            Eroica Riesling 2008
            Riesling from Columbia Valley, Washington
            • W&S94
            • CG93
            • RP91
            • WS90
            3.9 80 Ratings
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          • Markus Molitor Haus Klosterberg Riesling Spatlese 2008 Front Label
            Markus Molitor Haus Klosterberg Riesling Spatlese 2008
            Riesling from Mosel, Germany
            • WS92
            3.9 5 Ratings
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          • Angove Family Winemakers Clare Valley Vineyard Select Riesling 2008 Front Label
            Angove Family Winemakers Clare Valley Vineyard Select Riesling 2008
            Riesling from Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia
            • WS90
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          • Kofererhof Riesling 2008 Front Label
            Kofererhof Riesling 2008
            Riesling from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
            • RP91
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          • Kilikanoon Mort's Block Riesling 2008 Front Label
            Kilikanoon Mort's Block Riesling 2008
            Riesling from Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia
            • W&S92
            • RP90
            • WS90
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          • Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2008 Front Label
            Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Riesling 2008
            Riesling from Eden Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
            • RP90
            3.2 37 Ratings
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          • Cloudy Bay Late Harvest Riesling (375ML half-bottle) 2008 Front Label
            Cloudy Bay Late Harvest Riesling (375ML half-bottle) 2008
            Riesling from Marlborough, New Zealand
            • RP91
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          • Flying Fish Riesling 2008 Front Label
            Flying Fish Riesling 2008
            Riesling from Washington
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            • Selbach Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2008 Front Label
              Selbach Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett 2008
              Riesling from Mosel, Germany
              • RP92
              • WS90
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            • Dr. Thanisch Riesling Classic 2008 Front Label
              Dr. Thanisch Riesling Classic 2008
              Riesling from Mosel, Germany
              • WS88
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            • Brass Tacks Riesling 2008 Front Label
              Brass Tacks Riesling 2008
              Riesling from Monterey, Central Coast, California
              • WE89
              4.0 20 Ratings
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