Riesling

Emma Reichart Dry Riesling 2021

The Emma Reichart Dry Riesling 2021 is a $4.99 Trader Joe’s imported wine from the Rheinhessen region of Germany. Both Trader Joe’s and Aldi are German companies that are famous for their European value wine selection. Trader Joe’s knows German wine. If you think that $4.99 is too cheap for a decent bottle of wine…

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Kung Fu Girl Riesling 2020

The Kung Fu Girl Riesling 2020 is sourced from a single vineyard (Milbrandt) in the Ancient Lakes AVA of the Columbia Valley in Washington. Kung Fu Girl is one of the wines in the Charles Smith Wines brand. Charles Smith sold the wine company to Constellation Brands, but the production details of this Riesling have…

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Crestwood Barrel Riesling 2019

The Crestwood Barrel Riesling 2019 is a $5.99 ALDI exclusive sourced from vineyards in the Columbia Valley AVA of Washington State. And that is about as much as I know about the production details for this wine. For these store brands, I usually can go to the national trademark registry website to find out which…

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Raimund Prüm Mosel Dry Riesling 2018

The Story The Raimund Prüm Mosel Dry Riesling is a $6.99 ALDI exclusive sourced from vineyards in the Mosel district of Germany. There are a few interesting and unique details with less than 7 buck Riesling. First, you remember that ALDI is a German company and has great buying power in Europe and especially Germany. Second,…

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Moon Willow Riesling 2018

The Story The Moon Willow Riesling 2018 os a $6.49 ALDI exclusive sourced from sustainably farmed vineyards in the Monterey AVA of California’s Central Coast AVA. ALDI virtually never gives out technical information about their wines, so who, how, and where will be a mystery. But at this price point taking a chance isn’t too big…

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Clean Slate Riesling 2016

In this podcast episode, we start with a clean slate: Clean Slate Riesling 2016 Drink it with your turkey this Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving, Pilgrim!

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Ravines Dry Riesling 2015

The Ravines Dry Riesling 2015 is sourced from 2 estate vineyards and one contracted vineyard in the Finger Lakes AVA in north central/western New York, south of Lake Ontario and near the city of Rochester. Ravines Cellars is a family owned wine estate (since 2000) located on Seneca Lake and the Finger Lakes AVA consists of…

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Chateau Ste Michelle Dry Riesling 2016

The Chateau Ste Michelle Dry Riesling 2016 is sourced from contracted growers in the Columbia Valley AVA of Washington State. Chateau Set Michelle is the largest and the oldest (1934) winery in Washington and Riesling is one of their specialties. This Riesling is fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks and intended to be a crisp,…

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Chiare Blanc de Blancs 2014

The Chiare Blanc de Blancs 2014 is a $6.99 ALDI exclusive (this is a seasonal Sparkling wine that sold for $9.99 during the holidays) made from Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Muscat grapes grown in Monterey County, California. This is a Sparkling wine produced with the Charmat Method, the same technique used to make Prosecco. The…

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Blue Nun Winemaker’s Passion Riesling 2014

The Blue Nun Winemaker’s Passion Riesling 2014 is sourced from Qualitätswein (translate to quality wine, the top German quality category) vineyards in the Rheinhessen region of Germany. The Blue Nun brand started in 1923 with the 1921 vintage. It was created to simplify German wine for wine drinkers outside of Germany who couldn’t read the…

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Wente Riverbank Riesling 2013

The 2013 Wente Riverbank Riesling is sourced from Wente’s estate-grown Riverbank vineyard in the “Arroyo Seco Cone”. This funnel-shaped geological anomaly in the Arroyo Seco appellation was formed by eons of its eponymous creek/river flow cutting a deep ravine, the southern edge of which enjoys deep rocky soils where Riesling thrives. The significance of Wente…

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Murrieta’s Well The Whip 2013

The Murrieta’s Well The Whip 2013 is a blend of 28% Semillion, 24% Chardonnay, 14% Sauvignon Blanc, 11% Orange Muscat, 11% Viognier, 11% Gewürztraminer and 1% White Riesling all grown on Murrieta’s Well estate vineyards located in the Livermore Valley AVA near the San Francisco Bay. Murrieta’s Well was originally planted in 1884 and was…

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Saviah Cellars The Jack Riesling 2012

The 2012 Saviah Cellars The Jack Riesling is sourced from two contracted vineyards, Evergreen vineyard, which is one of Milbrandt’s properties (if you are into Columbia Valley wine, Milbrandt’s vineyards will come up often) located in the Ancient Lakes AVA and Elerding vineyard located in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA and both within the larger…

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Once Upon A Vine Enchanted Woods Bubbly

The Once Upon A Vine Enchanted Woods Bubbly (Limited Edition) is an unconventional blend of 45% Riesling, 40% Pinot Grigio, 9% Sauvignon Blanc and 6% other grapes (why they say “other” grapes and not which actual grapes they used, I don’t know) sourced from vineyards in several California grape growing AVA’s. Once Upon A Vine…

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HandCraft Inspiration White 2012

The HandCraft Inspiration White Wine is a blend of Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Moscato and Pinot Grigio sourced from vineyards in more than one California grape growing AVA. Hand Craft is one of Delicato Family Vineyards labels (Gnarly Head, Brazin, Twisted and {Noble Vines}, among others).  Hand Craft is the brainchild of Cheryl Indelicato, the…

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Snoqualmie Winemaker’s Select Riesling 2012

The 2012 Snoqualmie Winemaker’s Select Riesling is 90.8% Riesling, 4.8% Muscat and 4.4% Viognier sourced from several vineyards in the Columbia Valley AVA of Washington State. Snoqualmie has been in business since 1983 and has been owned by Chateau Ste Michelle since 1991. The 2012 vintage in the Columbia Valley was very good with a…

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Blue Fin Riesling 2012

The 2012 Blue Fin Riesling is a Trader Joe’s ($4.49) exclusive sourced from grapes grown in more than one California grape growing AVA. Blu Fin is one of Bronco Wine Company’s (maker’s of Two Buck Chuck) 100+ wine brands worldwide. The 2011 Blue Fin Pinot Noir was $3.99, so the Blue Fin Riesling is 50…

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Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Monterey County Riesling 2012

The 2012 Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Monterey County Riesling is a $6.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive produced for them by ASV Wines an independent contract winemaking facility. The Petit Reserve labeled wines are one-off, small production, when they are gone, there is no more sort of wines. The Monterey County AVA is located inside the Central…

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Kung Fu Girl Riesling 2012

The 2012 Kung Fu Girl Riesling is sourced from the sustainably farmed Evergreen Vineyards (one of Milbrandt’s vineyards, if you enjoy wine from the Columbia Valley in Washington State, you will find Milbrandt’s grapes in many of the wines) in the brand new Ancient Lakes AVA inside the larger Columbia Valley AVA. The Kung Fu Girl…

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Clean Slate Riesling 2011

The 2011 Clean Slate Riesling is sourced from vineyards on the steep slopes of the Mosel River Valley in northern Germany. Some of the vineyards are on a 65 degree incline, all work on the vineyards must be done by hand and over the years, the steep hillside has caused workers to fall to their…

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The Climber Sauvignon Blanc 2010

The 2010 Climber Sauvignon Blanc is 80% Sauvignon Blanc, 12% Riesling, 7% Viognier and 1% Muscat Blanc sourced from organic and sustainable vineyards (though this is not a certified organic wine) in Mendocino and other Central Coast AVA’s.  In California, if one grape varietal comprises 75% of the grapes used in the bottle, they can…

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Gnarly Head Authentic White 2011

The 2011 Gnarly Head Authentic White is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Colombard, Muscat and Viognier sourced from more than one California grape growing AVA. Whenever you see the word, California, on the front label of a wine bottle, that means the grapes were grown in more than one AVA, such as Napa or…

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Cupcake Vineyards Riesling 2011

The  Cupcake Vineyards Riesling  is sourced from vineyards located in the Mosel Valley of Germany. The vineyards in the Mosel Valley are planted on steep slopes that run down to the Moselle River and Riesling comprises about 60% of all the grapes grown. Cupcake Vineyards is one of UnderDog Wine Merchants labels and UnderDog is…

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2010 Fetzer Goosefoot Road California Riesling

The 2010 Fetzer Goosefoot Road Riesling is 83% Riesling and 17% Muscat sourced from vineyards in more than one California grape growing AVA. Fetzer has been using sustainable farming practices since 1968 and 100% of all the energy for its winemaking facility comes from 100% green renewable energy. The bottle is lighter weight than the…

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The Furst 2009 Riesling

Riesling is one of those grapes that can’t seem to shake its reputation. Most people assume it’s an almost syrupy sweet white wine best paired with good conversation, severely spicy dishes, and nothing else. The Furst’s 2009 Riesling seeks to change all of that. Furst is about $12.99 a bottle and from the Alsace region…

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