Wine of the Day: Spectral Lone Star Vineyard Riesling

Sometimes you try a wine that you think will be one thing, and before it has even hit your lips you know, just by the aroma, it is something very different. I have tasted Riesling wines from all over the world that claim to be “dry” and balanced, which inevitably have the sweetness that residual sugar gives to a wine. Residual sugar, or RS, is common and often needed to create a balanced, palatable wine, especially when producing wine from varieties extremely high in acid, like Riesling. The RS isn’t overwhelming, but for those of us who like a very dry wine, it is noticeable. I recently opened a bottle of Spectral Cellars Lone Star Vineyard Riesling ($24) from the Eola-Amity Hills sub-AVA in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Gorgeous! Highly refreshing, balanced, lush, mineral-driven, and perfect for pairing now, or allowing the wine to age in the bottle the next few years. Every glass certainly can deliver an adventure. #Cheers