Trefethen Dry Riesling 2009


Very pale gold in color, this dry riesling from Trefethen is California riesling at its finest. Very Fragrant on the nose, with aromas of peaches, white flowers, granny smith apples and grapefruit. Though very crisp and dry with flavors of tart apple, kiwi and citrus, there are rounder flavors like peaches, cantaloupe, honey, and even a little fennel. With just a hint of sweetness more felt than tasted, this wine pairs nicely with the slight sweetness of pumpkin and carrots. This is also a fairly light-bodied wine at 12.5% ABV, which is nice when served with a first course such as this.

Ranging from bone dry to unctuously sweet, riesling is arguably the most versatile food wine. This wide range in styles is achieved mainly through harvesting the grapes at particular levels of ripeness. Sweet rieslings, especially from Germany, seem to get most of the attention in this country. Yet great dry rieslings, whether German Trocken, or dry rieslings from the Alsace, USA, Australia, Italy, and Austria are gaining popularity world-wide, and should be part of every foodie’s arsenal.  GRANT

Pairs With FoodBuzz Challenge #8: Pumpkin Tarts- Sweet and Savory

Price $18

Also pairs well with appetizers, Asian food, cheese, fish, fruit, poultry, sausage

  • Category White Wine
  • Varietal Reisling
  • Region Napa Valley CA