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Fess Parker Winery 2012 "Santa Barbara County" Riesling, CA

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)
Price: $15
KWG Score: 89
No. Professional Ratings: 7
# of Cases: 8,862
This light yellow colored Riesling from Fess Parker opens with mild lime and quince like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, a little acidic and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is a mild ripe peach and honey with hints of nectarine, pineapple, and honeydew melon. The finish is off-dry and its flavors fade away nicely. This Riesling would pair well shrimp egg rolls. Enjoy - Ken


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