Lucas and Lewellen Vineyards 2011 Riesling

  • Year: 2011
  • Winery: Lucas and Lewellen Vineyards
  • Varietal: Riesling
  • Region: Santa Barbara County
  • Retail Price: $17.00
  • Sale Price: $10.99

Quantities limited, please call for availability.

This is a California-styled Riesling, bigger and more full-bodied than German Rieslings, with honeyed, melon-tinged, spicy spearmint and tropical cherimoya flavors.

This wine was just released so there are no awards or reviews, but expect some kudos – the 2010 Riesling earned 91 points from Tasting Panel Magazine.

Food Pairings: Terrific with spicy cuisines like Thai and Vietnamese.

Drink now or hold up to 5 years.

Mark Mendenhall from PA
One taster felt there was a bitter edge to the front forward sweetness, good solid flavor for strong salads.   -13.5 Points

Christine Riddiough from DC
This is probably the best Riesling we've ever had.   -16 Points

W. Raymund Siegart from NY
Superb!   -20 Points

Glenn Monroy from MI
Crisps light wine perfect for summer picnics or quiet nights.    -19 Points

Tommy Manley from TX
Great taste, slightly dry. Goes well with halibut or steak.   -19 Points