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2013 Kendall Jackson Riesling "Vintners Reserve"

Winery: Kendall Jackson

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Vintners Reserve"

Wine Category: Riesling

Grape blend: 100% Riesling

Region: Monterey County

State or country: CA

Price: $13

Cases produced: 40,000

KWG Score: 88.4 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: May 8, 2016

Wine Review: This pale straw colored Riesling from Kendall Jackson is a good value. It opens with a fragrant bee's wax and quince bouquet with hints of lime. On the palate, this wine is semi-sweet, nicely balanced and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is a tasty white peach and quince blend with notes of pineapple. I also picked up hints honey, Key lime and almond. The finish remains semi-dry and it flavors fade away nicely. This Riesling is very food friendly and would pair nicely with Thai rolls with a sweet sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Deliciously crisp with vibrant fruit aromas and subtle spice notes. Layers of apricot, peach and Anjou pear intermingle with bursts of aromatic jasmine delivering a delightful finish.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Kendall Jackson 2013 Vintners Reserve Riesling.

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