Riesling is a fruity white wine that originated in Germany. Rieslings are produced in dry or sweet as well as dessert late harvest versions. The Riesling grape is known as one of the best white wine grapes grown and some of the best wines in the world. Cultivation of the grape dates back 500 to 2000 years.
While some of the best Rieslings are produced in Germany, California produces some very high-quality Rieslings. As of 2016 California has planted over 4000 acres of the grape. In California only a wine labeled Johannisberg Riesling is a true Riesling wine. The lesser gapes used are Franken, Gray, and and Emerald Riesling.
The wine shown is from Pacific Rim Winery in Washington state. Pacific rim produces several varieties of Riesling wines.
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