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USA: U.S. Riesling

What About US Riesling?
Riesling is widely grown throughout the United States. Indeed, most regions sport at least some bottlings of this noble German variety. U.S. Riesling is uniformly inexpensive, often representing good value. In general character these wines are cheerful and trade on their fresh, exuberant tropical flavors with an absence of oak seasoning. Cooler California climates (particularly Monterey), Washington, Oregon, and the Finger Lakes in New York tend to supply the best examples of U.S. Riesling. These wines are rarely earthy, nor do they generally show the classic "petrol" aromas and vibrant acidity that characterizes German Rieslings. Rather, they tend to be early drinking quaffers, and a good alternative to those tiring of Chardonnay.

Premier Producers
Mirassou
Paraiso Springs
Hermann J. Wiemer


Great Producers
Amity
Argyle
Bonny Doon
Chateau Grand Traverse (Dry Botrytis Reserve & Whole Cluster)
Columbia Winery
Dr. Konstantin Frank
Durney
Eola Hills
Hillcrest Vineyard
Jekel
Fess Parker
Peconic Bay
Ventana


Dependable Producers
Bowers Harbor
Chateau Grand Traverse (Select Harvest)
Chateau Ste. Michelle
Columbia Crest
Concannon
Covey Run
Gainey
Girardet
Good Harbor
Hidden Cellars
Hogue
Hyatt
Indian Creek
Kendall-Jackson
Kiona
Charles Krug
J. Lohr
Maddalena
Palmer
Standing Stone
Woodward Canyon

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