2000 Jekel Vineyards Monterey Riesling ($10). This...

Wine of the week

March 20, 2002|By Michael Dresser

2000 Jekel Vineyards Monterey Riesling ($10). This well-made white wine is drier than most American rieslings but doesn't make the mistake of banishing residual sugar altogether. The result is a well-balanced wine that will pair well with a wide variety of foods. It offers a floral aroma and ample apple and peach flavors with nuances of minerals, coconut, hazelnuts and spice. It's not quite a German flavor profile, but it's reasonably close. Serve with seafood and spicy Caribbean or Asian cuisine. This is a wonderfully affordable alternative to the chardonnays you find for about this price.

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