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"Exceptional - Dramatic spice not unlike white pepper, clove and sandalwood with fruit of gardenia and honeysuckle. Very faint mineral hints underneath, a simply stunning white wine with delicate nuances of tropical fruit in the clean, crisp finish. The 1.8% residual sugar in this wine is perfectly balanced, and unaffected by botrytis. Try it with spicy Asian foods. A must-try wine, unanimous gold medal and sweepstakes winner at the Mendocino County Fair." -- Dan Berger


"Best off-dry white wine: Greenwood Ridge Vineyards 1998 White Riesling." --Tom Simoneau, KSRO Radio


"There may be no greater homage to fruit than this newly released white wine. Dramatically scented with apples, pears and a trace of clove, and though it's sweet, the wine's great acidity keeps it from being cloying, and its crisp finish makes it stunning with hot Asian foods." -- Dan Berger                

1998 White Riesling

Estate bottled

Mendocino Ridge

1.8% residual sugar

0.89 T.A., 3.29 pH

12.5% alcohol

Bottled April 13, 1999

Released May 15. 1999

875 cases produced



Double Gold, Best of Show, Mendocino County Fair

Gold, California State Fair

Gold, San Francisco International Wine Competition