Wine Find: 2009 Trefethen Dry Riesling

December 06, 2010|By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun

Is this expensive for a dry Riesling? Yes. But this happens to be one of California's finest white wines and one of the world's best dry Riesling's this side of Alsace. It's a bone-dry wine with tremendous crystalline strength and clarity, with flavors of pear, citrus, slate, herbs, smoke and kerosene (a positive note, really). It's a complex wine with a terrific, lingering finish, and it will age better than 95 percent of California's white wines.

From: Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

Price: $22

Serve with: Sushi, shellfish, spicy Asian cuisine

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