Wente Vineyards Riverbank Riesling 2013

Arroyo Seco, Monterey, California
Chairman’s Selection
PLCB Code# 33893

In your glass it’s a golden ray of sunshine with grapefruit-honeysuckle perfume. A sip is strange – a good strange. Unlike any Riesling you’ve ever enjoyed, you still have your familiar refreshing lush tropical fruits and floral notes, but it’s also so unique with a smack of clove and grapefruit most likely brought to you by its 10% Gewürztraminer. It is perfectly balanced – the acid and light sweetness (that’s right, LIGHT sweetness – this is not your typical sweet-ass Riesling) give it a bright, fresh mouth-feel preserved by its being fermented cold and aged in stainless steel tanks. It’s 13% ABV and would go great with fruit, cheese or even a turkey sub.

Floral, lime and peach aromas.  It is moderately sweet with pineapple added to the citrus and peach flavors.  There is good acid to balance.  I thought that this was interesting,  pleasant and a great value if you like a slightly sweet Riesling.
88 Points Bob’s Bulletin

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