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2009 Navarro Vineyards Riesling "Anderson Valley"

Navarro 2009 Riesling

Winery: Navarro Vineyards

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Anderson Valley"

Wine Category: Riesling

Grape blend: 100% Riesling

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Anderson Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $18

Cases produced: 1,257

KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: August 14, 2011

Wine Review: This is one of the best dry styled Rieslings that I have covered so far this summer. It is pale yellow colored and opens with a green pear and candle wax like bouquet. There were also hints of apricot and honey. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, crisp, and friendly. The flavor profile is a tasty and slightly tart green pear with notes of minerality and a hint of lime. The finish is dry and its flavors and mineral notes linger for some time after the wine is gone. Enjoy this Very Good Riesling at a clambake this summer with steamers with drawn butter. - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Whiffs of star jasmine and clover honey lead to taut flavors of lime and Pippin apple developed during the warm October Indian summer; the cold nights contribute a bracing acidity and low alcohol that keeps this wine refreshing. Try it on a warm summer day or a starry night.

Organic status: not organic

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