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2016 Sidebar White Blends or Varietals "Kerner - Mokelumme River"

Winery: Sidebar

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Kerner - Mokelumme River"

Wine Category: White Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 100% Kerner

Region: Lodi

State or country: CA

Price: $25

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 88.5 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: June 9, 2017

Wine Review: This pale straw colored Kerner from California opens with a Bosc pear bouquet with faint hints of lychee and grapefruit. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is a very tasty green apple with notes of gentle minerality and Bosc pear. I also detected hints of lime and a touch of clementine. The finish is dry and refreshing. This Kerner is a perfect summer wine for a hot day at the beach. I would thoroughly enjoy it with grilled scallops. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Kerner is a cross of Riesling and Trollinger with origins in Germany. Our Kerner comes from the only planting in California. The 2016 is a dry, aromatic wine that's gently floral and spicy with a crisp, medium bodied finish that is brightened by bracing acidity.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Sidebar 2016 Kerner.

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