Category Archives: riesling

2009 Covey Run Riesling

Nothing boutique here. A giant winery owned by a giant wine conglomerate. Still, if you can find this for $5 a bottle, as I did recently, it represents off the charts QPR. This tastes like very good cheap riesling. It’s … Continue reading

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2011 Red Newt Lahoma Vineyards Riesling

Finger Lakes rieslings are probably the best value in North American white wine, and this bottle of Red Newt adds more evidence to the case. A step up from the their “circle label” bottling, this off-dry bottle is rich and … Continue reading

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2006 Château d’Orschwihr Crémant d’Alsace

The deal is this: This could pass for champagne. Like, real champagne. Not the best stuff, certainly, but something that you’re too poor to drink on a weeknight. And yet. This costs something like $16. WINNER WINNER WINNER. All of … Continue reading

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Finger Lakes Rieslings: Forge and Konstantin Frank

We drank two Finger Lakes rieslings this week. One, a 2010 semi-dry from the large and venerable Konstantin Frank, and the second a dry, 2011 from the hot newcomer Forge Cellars. Both were impressive, and sterling examples of different styles … Continue reading

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2010 Mercer Estates Riesling

Here’s an example of the kind of white wine North America does best at this price point. Clean, crisp riesling. This wine tastes like peaches and apples with a bit of powdered sugar and a whiff of petrol. It’s awesome, … Continue reading

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2010 Rasa ‘The Lyricist’ Riesling

If you ever find yourself lucky enough to be in Walla, Walla, Wa., you’ll soon be overwhelmed by the number of truly outstanding wineries. There simply isn’t enough time. Rasa should be on anyone’s short list, however, as they make … Continue reading

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2011 Pacific Rim Dry Riesling

This widely available riesling is a very good value, and can be found for as low as $8. It always gets pretty decent scores from the major wine pubs, and I see that Wine Enthusiast gave it a 91. That’s the … Continue reading

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